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Minnesota Unfair Competition

Unfair competition is a loosely defined term that encompasses well-known fields of trademark and trade secret law, but also relates to miscellaneous doctrines with which lawyers and judges often have much less familiarity. These unfair competition doctrines are often the critical factor in prevailing in a business lawsuit.

Unfair competition doctrines include

  • the law of false advertising and product disparagement (under common law and the federal Lanham Act, the Federal Trade Commission act, and state “baby FTC” Acts
  • tortious interference with contract
  • tortious interference with prospective business relations
  • the right of publicity and related doctrines
  • the law of false endorsement, and
  • the ongoing tension between the First Amendment and unfair competition.

To Minnesota attorneys without experience in unfair competition and business torts litigation, these areas can become muddled with more popular doctrines such as trademark law, antitrust law, consumer protection law, and other related legal areas.

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