Business Litigation In New Mexico

Unfair Competition

Unfair competition refers primarily to dishonest or deceptive practices that cause economic injury to businesses. The doctrine of “unfair competition” has been recognized by New Mexico courts as an umbrella category arising out of business conduct contrary to honest practices in business.

Examples of unfair competition claims include:

  • Bait and switch substitution tactics, such as switching to higher cost product after luring them with a lower cost product
  • Unauthorized substitution of goods by one brand, for another
  • False advertisement
  • Breach of restrictive covenant
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and theft of trade secrets
  • Common law misappropriation
  • Trade slander or libel aimed at ruining a company’s reputation

Slate Stern Law handles these claims in both state and federal courts, as they are armed with extensive knowledge and experience necessary to navigate the nuances as they apply to the facts of a particular client’s situation.