"Unfair Competition" describes the area of antitrust and trade regulation dealing with dishonest or fraudulent rivalry in trade and commerce – i.e. "deceptive trade practices." Examples include: false advertising, passing off, commercial disparagement, and misappropriation.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
- What Is Antitrust Law?
- What Is Trade Regulation?
- The Sherman Antitrust Act
- The Clayton Act of 1914
- The Robinson-Patman Act
- The Cartwright Act
Consumer Protection, Consumer Fraud, and False Advertising
- What Do Consumer Protection Laws Cover?
- What Is the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act?
- What Constitutes Consumer Fraud?
- What Constitutes False Advertising?
- What Is Franchise Fraud?
The Federal Trade Commission
- What Is The Federal Trade Commission?
- What Is The Federal Trade Commission Act?
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act The Fair Credit Billing Act
- The Federal Trade Commission Cooling-Off Rule
Seeking Legal Advice
Unfair competition, antitrust, and consumer protections laws can be complex and technical. If you feel that your rights as a consumer or business owner have been violated, a business lawyer can help guide you through the legal process; make sure your rights are protected; and, if applicable, help you file a report with the Federal Trade Commission or even an unfair competition lawsuit.