When you are trying to run a business and an individual decides to use your trademark for their own means, you have rights. Once you find out about the trademark infringement, it is up to you to fight against the use of your trademark in order to get the person to stop.
A person doing business with your trademark is basically doing business as you, benefiting off of your success illegally. To stop an individual who is ripping off your idea, brand or more, you must work with an attorney who knows how to fight unfair competition practices.
Businesses who are in competition with you may also decide to write inflammatory and untrue statements about your business. Customers can even be accused of unfair competition, or trade defamation, if they are writing bad reviews that aren’t true.
Anyone that lies about your business in order to smear your name and cause you to lose business can be sued for trade defamation. If you are experiencing bullying from an outside source and your business is suffering, we will sit down with you and develop a strategy to fight back – contact Garcia Reed & Ramirez LLP today.