Civil Litigation


Business Litigation & Intellectual Property

You worked hard to build your business. We can help you protect it.

Moneymaker & Stewart, LLP represents business clients in intellectual property matters and other types of litigation, including:

  • Trademark infringement

  • Copyright infringement

  • Misappropriation of trade secrets, as set forth in California’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act (California Civil Code section 3426)

  • Unfair business practices and competition, including claims under California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 et. seq.

  • Breach of fiduciary duty

  • Breach of contract

In these matters, swift and decisive action—taken after consulting a competent attorney—is often required to preserve your rights and establish a strong case. Time is of the essence. A fundamental principle of jurisprudence is that the law helps the vigilant before those who sleep on their rights. See Cal. Civ. Code § 3527. In addition to risking that your claim will be barred by the statute of limitations, waiting too long to take appropriate action may allow the other side to raise affirmative defenses against your case. This can make the difference between winning and losing.

If your business is in a situation where valuable intellectual property is at stake, a competitor is using deceptive or unfair means to take customers away from you, or someone has refused to honor a lawful contract, you should contact us. We can help you protect your rights and avoid the legal pitfalls that businesses often overlook.


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