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Safeguarding secrets - a German employment law perspective

  • Taylor Wessing
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  • Germany
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  • March 24 2014

In the framework of contractual relationships that involve continued obligations, the issue of confidentiality typically combines conflicting

Safeguarding secrets when employees leave

  • Taylor Wessing
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  • Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • February 11 2014

Life sciences companies innovate rapidly and many of their employees, who drive the research and development on which these businesses are built, are

Germany

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
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  • Germany
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  • January 31 2014

Design law in Germany consists of the Designs Act, harmonised to a substantial degree with the EU Designs Directive (9871EC) and the EU Community

Sequestration of infringing products in preliminary proceedings

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 22 2010

Counterfeiters are a huge problem for the holders of design or trademark rights

Unfair competition design protection restricted in the case of interest and need for optical or aesthetic compatibility

  • Bock Legal
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  • Germany
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  • November 22 2013

You cannot only protect a design using the German Act on Design Patents. In Germany the Act against Unfair Competition also grants protection against

Depiction of Deutsche Bahn's "ICE" high speed train in developer's marketing brochure infringes design rights

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 21 2011

The Federal Court of Justice held that the depiction of a design is not permissible under the right of citation if it is only used for advertising purposes

Heraeus Kulzer GmbH v. Biomet, Inc., 633 F.3d 591 (7th Cir. Jan. 24, 2011)

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • Germany, USA
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  • May 5 2011

The Seventh Circuit ruled that petitioner Heraeus Kulzer was entitled to obtain discovery in the United States pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782 in support of its trade secret lawsuit against Biomet in German court

Recent amendments of German design law old wine in new skins?

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
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  • Germany
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  • November 19 2013

Whoever is interested in protecting the two- or three-dimensional outer appearance of a product is well-advised seeking protection by way of a

Infringement of Daimler's designs by producer of stretched cars

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 22 2010

The German car maker Daimler AG is the owner of several Community designs for its Mercedes S-Class cars, namely for the standard model

Protecting trade secrets in Germany

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • Germany
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  • August 8 2013

As Europe's largest economy, one might expect Germany to provide robust protection of intellectual property assets such as trade secrets It's true