Civil Trial & Appellate Practice

Trademark Infringement, Trade Secret Misappropriation & Unfair Competition Litigation

As part of its focus on business and commercial litigation, the Firm prioritizes intellectual property, trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement cases.  The Firm prosecutes and defends these types of actions.  In particular, the firm has achieved excellent results protecting domestic trademarks and company trade secrets and proprietary information in all 50 states.

The Firm also handles litigation brought under California's unfair competition law as set forth in Business and Professions Code section 17200, et seq. (or UCL). Due to its extremely broad scope and potentially large damages, the UCL presently is a heavily litigated area for every person who sues a business in California. The UCL prohibits an extremely broad range of unlawful unfair and/or deceptive business practices although the typical remedy sounds in equitable relief, including injunctions and restitution, and not monetary damages. This Firm has both prosecuted and defended various UCL actions and we are well versed in the ever changing UCL law and litigation tactics. Topics under this area of law include false advertising and promotion; misleading or deceptive trade practices; and trade dress violations. This Firm also defends businesses in class action lawsuits based upon UCL-related claims for failure to pay wages and overtime and denial of meal or rest periods.

For further information concerning unfair competition litigation matters, please contact Dick Semerdjian or Kevin Cauley.