According to the Federal Trade Commission, free and open markets are the foundation of a vibrant economy, and aggressive competition among sellers in an open marketplace gives consumers the benefits of lower prices, higher quality products and services, more choices, and greater innovation. Antitrust laws, which apply to both businesses and individuals, prohibit anti-competitive behavior, monopolies and unfair business practices. While antitrust laws are intended to encourage competition in the marketplace, intellectual property rights provide patent, copyright and trademark owners with exclusive rights in their creations. DMOC attorneys have a deep understanding of this complex intersection, and regularly counsel clients in a broad range of industries, including eCommerce, retailing, consumer products, financial services, media, telecommunications and many others. DMOC attorneys also represent companies, and their officers and directors, in antitrust and intellectual property matters in federal and state courts and before various agencies.