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.
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.