Prevention of unfair competition
There are various ways to unreasonably gain an advantage in the market: competitors copy and imitate the names and packaging of goods, arrange points of sale of goods and services in a similar style, and even register trademarks with designations that have been used by others for a long time in order to attract consumers. In such situations, we can talk about unfair competition. It must be combated, but it is a difficult task, especially when there is no way to refer to a registered trademark or industrial design.
The service is relevant to those who are faced with unfair actions of a competitor and those who unreasonably received a claim for such actions.
Note. According to Article 4 of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 135-FZ of July 26, 2006 “On Protection of Competition”, unfair competition is any actions of economic entities (groups of entities ) that are aimed at obtaining advantages in the implementation of entrepreneurial activities, contrary to the legislation of the Russian Federation, business customs, requirements of integrity, reasonableness and fairness and have caused or may cause losses to other competing business entities , or have caused harm or may cause harm their business reputation.
Entities who have rights to various objects of intellectual property can be protected from the unfair actions of third parties. We will support clients in the fight against unfair competition associated with the use of their means of individualization (trademarks, brand names, commercial names, appellations of origin) or other objects (for example, copyrighted objects).
In addition, our company will help clients in cases where there was a copying or imitation of the appearance of their product or corporate identity. It is possible to have protection when a business has used an unregistered designation for a long time to individualize goods and/or services, and then the business receives a claim from the person who registered this designation as the trademark. It is important to note that the list of actions that can be recognized as an act of unfair competition is open. This provides enhanced protection options for bona fide market participants.
Our specialists handle cases related to unfair competition, both in judicial and administrative procedures (including cases on bringing to administrative responsibility and challenging decisions of administrative bodies).