Unfair competition claims usually involve the appropriation and use by a defendant, in competition with a plaintiff, of a valuable interest created by the plaintiff through the expenditure of labor, skill, and money.

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The claims are often included with other claims of intellectual property infringement such as patent infringement or trademark infringement. The claims may be statutory or non-statutory. Remedies typically include temporary restraining orders and injunctions. In some instances, the plaintiff may be entitled to monetary damages.