Antitrust & Unfair Competition Litigation

Antitrust & Unfair Competition Litigation

Overview

In today's competitive business environment, antitrust and unfair competition claims arise frequently. Cox, Castle & Nicholson represents entities and individuals in claims involving unfair trade practices, false advertising, price fixing or discrimination, the protection of intellectual property, including trade secret misappropriation, and other alleged antitrust and unfair competition claims. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients sued under California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500, the Lanham Act, the Trade Secrets Misappropriation Act, and other the state and federal laws governing these claims, and have routinely stopped our clients' competitors from unfairly competing with our clients' businesses.

Because unfair competition can have immediate and long-term impacts on clients, our experienced litigators have obtained injunctive relief and other provisional remedies at the outset of a lawsuit to prevent the anticompetitve activity from destroying our clients' businesses. We have similarly secured verdicts and settlements for restitution, disgorgement, and punitive damages. Likewise, whether through trial or settlement, we have successfully defended our clients from unfounded unfair competition claims.

Representative
Matters

Represented a grocery store chain in connection with counterfeit product, trademark infringement, and unfair competition claims (Lanham Act).

Commenced and resolved litigation on behalf of a building supplies manufacturer in connection with claims for unfair business practices under California Business and Professions Code section 17200 and antitrust claims arising out of the distributors' change of policy.

Brought trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement suit on behalf of Fortune 100 company which resulted in the return of the technology and monetary concessions.

Represented a defendant manufacturer in a Robinson-Patman Act price discrimination case involving the recreational vehicle industry and the sale of accessories.

Defended an action brought under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act against a major manufacturer of copy machine components.

Obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in case by licensee of Johnson & Johnson alleging over $80 million dollars in damages for the purported misappropriation of trade secrets by a Canadian medical device company

Represented the plaintiff in antitrust action against the manufacturer wheels based on allocation of high strength steel.

Obtained 8-figure settlement upon the completion of opening statements for developer of computer program stolen by former employees.

Obtained jury verdict in favor of client defendant alleging a theft of a customer list.

Represented one of the country's largest parking operators in litigation brought by a competitor alleging unfair competition and unfair trade practices in connection with our client's having taken parking concessions away from that competitor in the Sunset Strip area. Obtained a preliminary injunction against the competitor's use of disputed parking spaces in the area, and subsequently won summary judgment dismissing all of the competitor's claims against our client.

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Represented a film technology company as local counsel in a federal court action alleging patent infringement with respect to the colorization of black and white films.

Attorneys &
Paralegals

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Briseño, Monica R. Associate Los Angeles 310.284.2242
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Campbell, Robert G. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2259
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Galuppo, Lynn T. Senior Counsel Orange County 949.260.4641
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Gold, Karen I. Associate Los Angeles 310.284.2284
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Hamidi, Ali P. Partner San Francisco 415.262.5106
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Kitchen, Jonathan S. Partner San Francisco 415.262.5168
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Kranz, Frederick H. Partner Orange County 949.260.4626
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Mocciaro, Perry D. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2234
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Purvis, James M. Associate San Francisco 415.263.5514
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Sullivan, Mark B. Senior Paralegal Los Angeles 310.284.2296
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Vaz, Alicia N. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2273
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