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Database rights: a case of Bulgarian extraction

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • Bulgaria, European Union
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  • April 30 2009

Legal issues around employees taking information from former employers to set up rival businesses have been a perennial issue for the courts

Sofia, so good? First IP reference to the ECJ from Bulgaria clarifies the scope of protection for databases

  • Wragge & Co LLP
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  • Bulgaria, European Union
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  • March 18 2009

The right to prohibit extraction and re-utilisation of a substantial part of a protected database was established more than a decade ago by Directive 969EC (the Database Directive

ECJ provides further guidance on infringement of the database right

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Bulgaria, European Union
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  • March 16 2009

The Court of Justice of the European Communities has delivered its judgment in Case C-54507, Apis-Hristovich EOOD v Lakorda AD, following a reference from the Sofia City Court in Bulgaria