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Combating unfair competition

  • About this practice area

    Many entrepreneurs are confronted with unfair competition sooner or later. Every day, hundreds of businesses find out firsthand that competitors do not always play by the rules.  

    Unfair competition relates to situations such as product imitation, dissemination of false information, or preventing access to the market. It may also be related to infringement of industrial property rights. 

    As experts, we have many years of experience in representing Clients in unfair competition cases. We help both in asserting the violated rights and in fending off unfounded allegations.Reliance on professionals is the first step in dealing with the adverse effects of illegal activity. 

  • What do we do?
    • We look into every case of potential violation – including misleading identification of an undertaking, product or packaging, poaching a competitor’s customers and employees, disseminating false or misleading information about another trader, etc. 
    • We develop a professional strategy of defense against such practices or against unfounded allegations of unfair competition. 
    • Based on many years of procedural and business experience, we assess the opportunities and risks connected with pursuing a matter in court. 
    • We represent Clients before common courts, and also the Supreme Court. 
    • We also provide support in enforcing judgments, and freezing orders issued by bailiffs. 

  • Cooperation benefits

    Identifying acts of unfair competition and remedying the adverse effects is a legally complex task. An inexperienced entrepreneur who tries to act independently may fail to take into account all available remedies and the related risks. Our experts will ensure that the dispute is examined in its wider context and that any losses are minimized. 

    The starting point of cooperation with the Law Firm is a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the dispute. We take into account the allegations reported by the Client, but we also analyze any potential violation of industrial property rights or damage to the entrepreneur’s image in the media. We also look forward, identifying the need to prevent further consequences of the infringement and developing an effective plan of action. 

    Acts of unfair competition can effectively damage or destroy an image and reputation that have taken years to build. In such cases, action has to be taken quickly. It is worth entrusting the protection of the brand to professionals, even if the allegation is unfounded.  

    We believe that a Clients position can always be improved to allow their business to continue to operate unaffected. 

  • Why choose us?
    • We have many years of experience in various, often very complex cases concerning unfair competition. 
    • We offer a comprehensive, multi-faceted analysis of the case. 
    • We have in-depth knowledge of industrial property law with regard to the violation of fair competition rules. 
    • We provide assistance at every stage of the proceedings. 
    • We are in constant contact and provide intelligible information regarding the measures taken.