Unfair Competition Lawyers in the Columbus, Ohio Area
Unfair competition claims usually involve the appropriation and use by a defendant, in competition with a plaintiff, of a valuable interest created by the plaintiff through the expenditure of labor, skill and money. Simply put, unfair competition law has been set in place to protect the competitive landscape of the marketplace and to defend against deceptive business strategies designed to give one organization unethical economical advantages over another.
Tackling Deceptive Business Tactics
These lawsuits are often included with other claims of intellectual property infringement, such as patent infringement or trademark infringement. The claims may be statutory or common-law based. Remedies often include temporary restraining orders and injunctions. In some instances, the plaintiff may be entitled to monetary compensation for damages.
The purposeful deception by an organization to "trick" its audience is not only ethically troubling, but can also be a punishable offense. Misleading and fraudulent advertising is illegal. Bait-and-switches, palming-off, false designation of origin, deceptive and misleading labeling or advertising - all of these practices fall under the umbrella of False Advertising Claims. The lawyers at Standley Law Group have a wealth of experience with advertising law. We know the ins and outs of the marketplace landscape, and will leverage our expertise to provide personalized protection for you, while seeking legal recourse against organizations practicing false advertising. Our team strives to not only defend your case, but to also divert future deceitful practices in the marketplace.