Unfair Competition

Unfair competition is typically a tort action that has caused economic injury to a business through deceptive and/or wrongful business practices and typically includes two categories of torts: 1) Torts that are meant to confuse consumers (“Unfair Competition”) as to the source of the product; and 2) Torts that encompass “unfair trade practices”. Types of unfair competition include, but are not limited to, trademark infringement, false advertising, unauthorized substitution of one brand of goods for another, use of confidential information by former employee to solicit customers, theft of trade secrets, breach of a restrictive covenant, trade libel and false representation of products or services.