The Unfair Competition law comes into play when a business livelihood is affected due to deceptive or wrongful practices such as someone passing your products or services off as theirs.
NH businesses are entitled to protect their business interests through enforcement of provisions of the New Hampshire Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. In New Hampshire there are 12 specific practices which are prohibited, plus any unfair methods of competition or any other unfair of deceptive act or practice. The transaction must be conducted in trade or commerce for the statute to apply. The attorney general’s office may enforce the statute for violations by a business.
The unfair competition lawyers of T.W. Stevens Law Firm work to protect businesses and others from any practice of competitors that undercuts the fairness of competition, such as the following:
- antitrust practices
- violation of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
- misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential business information
- infringement of copyright, trademark, service marks, trade dress
- any other business practice included in torts dealing with unfair competition.
If you are a business owner interested in how you can protect your confidential business information and intellectual property from infringement, speak to an attorney at T.W. Stevens Law Firm.