Unfair Competition / Defamation / Trade Libel
Selman Breitman defends unfair competition lawsuits, which can encompass a wide variety of claims litigated in both state and federal courts. Acts of unfair competition can be asserted under California's Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code 17200 et seq.) and under the federal Lanham Act. We have extensive experience litigating trademark cases under the Lanham Act as well as state-based causes of action often asserted in these anti-competitive lawsuits. We defend the panoply of related matters often asserted as trade libel and interference with economic advantage claims.
Selman Breitman also litigates defamation matters, which require specialized handling. We have achieved successful results for clients by filing Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) motions, which have ended lawsuits and entitled our clients to recovery of attorney fees and costs pursuant to statute.