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Experience:  24 years experience. Admitted in New South Wales and the UK.
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We have 3 major competitors in business. All 3 make a false

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We have 3 major competitors in business. All 3 make a false claim about their product on their websites which we can prove. We need to have them remove this claim or prosecute or claim damages. How do we approach them?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 3 years ago.
Good Morning

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. 

What you are describing is false and misleading conduct and unconscionable conduct.

You can report them to the ACCC and because of their anticompetitive actions you can seek compensation through the ACCC.

http://www.accc.gov.au/business/anti-competitive-behaviour

Reporting them is the first step and they will be investigated.

I hope this makes sense and is of assistance.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your advice Leon. Although I am in Australia at the moment, promoting our product here, our office is in UK and our competitors also. Is there an equivalent to ACCC in UK?

Expert:  Leon replied 3 years ago.
Good Morning

It would be the Office of Fair Trading

Also in the UK being part of the EU the laws of the EU also apply.

Here is a link that explains the anti competition laws in the UK for you.

http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/ca-and-cartels/competition-awareness-compliance/quick-guide.pdf

I hope this is of assistance and makes sense.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you Leon, you have been most helpful and I will take your advice.

Expert:  Leon replied 3 years ago.
Good Morning Mike

Good Luck with it.

You are very welcome and thank you for using my services. 

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Regards
Leon

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