"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

Consumer Protection, Consumer Fraud, and False Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission

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.