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  • Resale Price Maintenance, Horizontal Conspiracies, and Antitrust Law

    If you are looking for controversy, you came to the right place. Today, we discuss resale price maintenance, one of the most contentious issues in all of antitrust. If you look around and see a bunch of antitrust economists, hide your screen so they don’t start arguing with each other. Trust me; that is the last thing you want to experience.

  • Anti-SLAPP Motions in California

    The U.S. court system handles a vast array of civil lawsuits, from small personal or business disputes to massive corporate matters. In any system of this size, abuses are bound to happen. One notable abuse of the judicial system involves the strategic use of meritless lawsuits, known as SLAPPs, to silence or suppress dissent, criticism, or certain other constitutionally protected activities. California law provides strong protections for businesses and people who are subjects of a SLAPP.

  • Unfair Competition Cases Involving Trademark Infringement
      by HG.org

    Trademark infringement is a serious offense to a company with an established brand with a long member in the public’s eye. However, when the opposing entity causes the business from consumers to shift over and start leaving the brand, this could complicate matters and end in litigation for unfair competition practices.

  • Examples of Unfair Competition against Small Businesses
      by HG.org

    Unfair competition against smaller businesses causes severe devastation to the owner and company when facing a larger corporation or a non-profit organization. The behavior and activities that these other entities engage in may cripple the small business and take away entire revenues streams to the point that the company breaks.

  • Intellectual Property Expert Witness Describes Domain Name Trademark Infringement
      by HG.org

    Infringement in intellectual property occurs with frequency depending on how interesting or attractive the domain name is and how well it may appeal to the online audience. Experts in this field may have the knowledge and experience to explain to the judge or jury panel how the infringement affects the owner and his or her ecommerce business.

  • How Do Non-Profits Engage in Unfair Competition Measures?
      by HG.org

    Any type of redirecting consumer traffic and sales away from a business is part of unfair competition practices and activity, and even certain non-profit organizations engage in these situations sometimes. It is important to know when this occurs and how it affects the company so that the owner is able to pursue legal action when the offense is serious enough.

  • How Do Unfair Compensation and Deceptive Trade Practices Intersect?
      by HG.org

    The Fair Trade Commission Act has a connection with unfair compensation and deceptive trade practices both in business interactions and commercial success. When a business or individual harmed through these issues needs a remedy, he or she or the company may seek such through the courts with enhanced rights and possible positive conclusions in court.

  • When Does Unfair Competition Rise to the Level of an Actionable Offense?
      by HG.org

    It is important to understand how to deal with unfair competition in the business world, or the victim of such actions may not have any recourse based on possible actionable offenses versus those that are not yet to that level. In seeking a remedy to the activity, those affected need to gather as much evidence and attempt to resolve the matter with a lawyer.

  • Does a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy Violate Antitrust Laws in the United States?

    We see many antitrust issues in the distribution world—and from all business perspectives: supplier, wholesale distributor, authorized retailer, and unauthorized retailer, among others. And at the retail level, we hear from both internet and brick-and-mortar stores.

  • What Are the Elements for a Tortious Interference Claim under California Law?

    The law of contracts governs a wide range of business and commercial activity, allowing individuals and businesses to take risks with the knowledge that they have legal recourse. Breach of contract claims, however, are only possible between parties to a binding contract. This does not cover many situations in which someone else interferes in a contractual or economic relationship.


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