Can a business competitor advertise their business in my parking lot?

I own a thrift store and another thrift store keeps putting flyers advertising their store in my parking lot. Is this against the law and if so, what can I do about it?

Asked on November 30, 2011 under Business Law, California


Steven Rinehart / Western IP Law

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No, they are trepassing in the state of Utah, and can be sued.  You may also be able to sue them for intentional interference with economic relations . . . and trademark infringement, if they are using your trademarks to attract business for themselves.

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