The global market is characterized by free competition. The rules of this international economic exchange are expressed in unfair competition law. Comparative or misleading advertising, product imitation, the headhunting of personnel or price dumping may result in unfair competition proceedings. This affects all sectors, from the automotive industry to financial services, from retailers to the internet trade, or from the pharmaceuticals industry to the increasingly deregulated energy supply market.
Unfair competition law court cases are frequently associated with patent, trademark, design or copyright litigation. Correspondingly, our unfair competition law practice is interwoven with most of our firm's other activities. In particular, unfair competition law also provides an effective tool against product imitations and their presentation, even if the original product is not protected as a design.