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Unfair Business Practice Attorneys in Granite Bay, California

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At Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP, we know that the rise of the American economy to one of the largest and most powerful in the world is attributable in no small measure to the fact that it is a free market economy. However, even a free market requires a certain amount of regulation to ensure that all businesses have the opportunity to succeed. California specifically prohibits certain actions that constitute unfair business practices because these actions would tend to prejudice the opportunities of a competitor. Our Roseville business attorneys want to help fight unfair practices and ensure that it has all opportunity to succeed.

California Business Regulations Prohibiting Unfair Competition

California law prohibits stealing proprietary technology or products, infringing on trademarks and similar practices. California Business and Professions Code §17200 defines unfair competition as "any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice and unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising." This statute covers a wide range of different types of unfair business practices, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Stealing trademarks

  • Using deceptive trademarks

  • Trademark infringement

  • Misleading advertising

  • Theft of trade secrets

  • Misappropriation of proprietary technology

  • Tortious interference with contracts

  • Stealing customers

  • Violation of non-compete agreements

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Any one of the above types of practices can make it difficult or impossible for you to expand your business or to maintain a profitable business. If you have been a victim of unfair business practices, you may have legal recourse against your competitor. Our experienced attorneys can help explain what legal options are available for you.  

Potential Damages in an Unfair Competition Case

California's unfair competition laws allow for a variety of potential damages, including:

  • Restitution damages paid to you in order to compensate you for your losses

  • Civil penalties such as fines paid by the defendant

  • Injunctive relief that prohibits your competitor from continuing to engage in unfair business practices

Legal Assistance from An Established Business Law Firm

The trial attorneys of Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP have an established history of successfully representing clients in unfair business practices litigation. Our business lawyers take on cases in Roseville and throughout Placer County, El Dorado County, and Sacramento County.

We urge you to take the first step in your case now. Contact us online to request a free case evaluation.