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California Unfair Competition

The law of unfair competition is primarily comprised of torts that cause an economic injury to a business, through a deceptive or wrongful business practice. Unfair competition can be broken down into two broad groups or categories. Unfair competition can refer to business practices that confuse consumers as to the source of a given product or service. Or, unfair competition can include such business activities as false advertising, bait and switch selling tactics, unauthorized substitution of one brand of goods for another, use of confidential and protected information by former employees, or independent contractors to solicit customers of a former employer, theft of trade secrets, breach of a restrictive covenant, trade libel, and false representation of products or services.

In California, many business owners are concerned about employees that leave the company and then either go to work for a competitor, or open up a competing business. Employers are concerned th…

Business Start Up

Before you begin business operations, it is important that you make appropriate decisions regarding what kind of business legal entity should be put in place to protect your business. At  the business law firm of Jacobs and Dodds, we can help you decide what business entity is right for you based upon the nature of your business and tax considerations. Sometimes we may advise against certain kinds of business entities based upon financial considerations and other avenues available to offset potential liability.

What We Do

A business requires legal representation from startup through dissolution. Whether you are considering business formation, need counseling on an in-house legal matter or are facing litigation, Jacobs & Dodds provides comprehensive legal services to business owners throughout Orange County and California. We are dedicated to devising legal solutions that protect our clients' business profits and legal interests.