Irvine, Unfair Competition Lawyers
When your business needs a dedicated legal advocate, turn to the law firm of The Buncher Law Corporation. Our attorneys are fully prepared to represent you in Unfair Competition disputes and other types of business litigation. To schedule a consultation about a Unfair Competition claim, contact The Buncher Law Corporation. We have extensive experience representing corporations, limited liability companies (LLC), sole proprietors, and owners of small and mid-sized businesses.

When you entrust our firm with an Unfair Competition lawsuit or other business litigation, we work hard to achieve the goals and results you need. We give your case personalized care and attention, approaching your Unfair Competition case with fresh eyes. We seek novel legal strategies to get you results that will protect your business.

We handle all types of Unfair Competition cases, ranging from suits between business to those between employers and former employees.

We consider our business clients essential members of our legal team. We keep you informed about the probable costs, the potential benefits, and the likelihood of success in each breach of contract matter. You will not need to inquire about the status of your case. You will always know in what stage of the litigation process your case is, and where it is going. We will notify you promptly about any significant developments. We will keep you involved in the decision making process throughout the case.

Contact The Buncher Law Corporation to schedule a consultation regarding your Unfair Competition matter.

Unfair Competition Information

Actions for unfair competition are generally governed by Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq., which is sometimes unofficially called "the Unfair Competition Act." In addition, Bus. & Prof. Code § 17000 et seq. (referred to as the "Unfair Practices Act") lists specific types of unfair business practices, such as locality discrimination, sales and services below cost, secret rebates, etc.

Under Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq., unfair competition includes three types of business-related activities: (1) any unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business act or practice; (2) any unfair, deceptive, untrue, or misleading advertising; and (3) any act prohibited by Bus. & Prof. Code § 17500 et seq. which governs a broad range of advertising.

A claim for unfair competition is often used in conjunction with a cause of action for the violation of another law, because almost any law can serve as the basis for an unfair competition action, including misappropriation of trade secrets, trade mark infringement, and service mark infringement.

Various types of relief may be available under an Unfair Competition Claim. First, if an underlying law was violated (e.g., misappropriation of trade secret), the plaintiff may afford him/her self of whatever relief is provided for that particular cause of action. Furthermore, under the Unfair Competition Statutes, additional relief may be available such as injunctive relief (e.g., an court order prohibiting certain conduct); restitution and disgorgement (e.g., an order requiring defendant to return to plaintiff certain property, money or profits obtained by defendant as a result of improper conduct). The Unfair Practices Act may also provide attorney's fees and "treble damages" in addition to injunctive relief for that specific misconduct listed under the Act. This means that the plaintiff may be able to recover three times his/her actual damages (if any).

An action under the unfair competition law generally must be brought within 4 years (see Bus. & Prof. Code §17208), and an action under the Unfair Practices Act must generally be brought within 3 years. (See CCP §338(a)). Regardless, you should not rely on the general information provided herein when making decisions about your case, and instead consult with an attorney to determine what particular statutes of limitations apply, and their duration.

Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, it is important you are represented by experienced, competent, diligent and aggressive counsel in your Unfair Competition, or Unfair Business Practices action. Look to BCB to provide you with unparalleled representation in serving you as your Irvine based business litigation lawyer.

*Disclaimer:
The above information is intended to provide a very brief overview of some of the issues typically encountered in aforementioned types of cases. We accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained herein. The information contained herein may not reflect changes in the law, and it is necessary to analyze the specific facts of your case and applicable laws to render an appropriate legal opinion. Furthermore, nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice between an attorney and client and you should not rely on the information contained herein when making decision concerning your case. You should consult with an attorney to obtain accurate legal advice regarding your specific situation.

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