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Judgments on similarity of designs in Japan

  • Shiga International Patent Office
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  • Japan
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  • July 30 2014

In this article, we provide some information about judgments on similarity of designs in Japan. 1. Criteria for judging similarity The similarity of

Proposed trade secrets directive

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • July 25 2014

At the end of 2013, the European Commission proposed a new Directive with the aim of harmonising the protection of trade secrets and confidential

Preliminary injunction entered after Texas federal court concludes that ex-employee “inevitably” will disclose his former employer’s trade secrets

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2014

An employee entered into non-compete and confidentiality agreements with his employer. Following his resignation from that company, he went to work

Are your employees' LinkedIn connections your trade secrets?

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • July 24 2014

Consider this: your business, like many others, largely depends on the people within it and the relationships those people have with clients. What if

Europe: new laws to increase protection of trade secrets and confidential information

  • Dentons
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  • European Union
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  • July 23 2014

A new Directive in the European Union is set to assist franchisors and franchisees who own confidential business information (such as trade secrets

Amendment to the Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act strengthening protection of trade secrets.

  • Tsar & Tsai
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  • Taiwan
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  • July 22 2014

The Legislative Yuan passed the amendment to the Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act on May 20, 2014. Major amendments include: (1) To

The advantages of a tailor made statement of newness and distinctiveness in an Australian registered design

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia
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  • July 21 2014

Applicants of Australian registered design applications have the option of filing a Statement of Newness and Distinctiveness. This article will

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: consequences for trade secret litigation

  • Thompson Hine LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 21 2014

Congress is now considering legislation that would establish a new federal law to allow victims of trade secret misappropriation to pursue their

Singapore: Restrictive covenants & trade secrets

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Singapore
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  • July 18 2014

In a recent decision, the High Court in Lek Gwee Noi v Humming Flowers & Gifts Pte Ltd2014 SGHC 64 considered whether a restraint of trade clause was necessary, and therefore reasonable, in a contract which contained other clauses protecting trade secrets

Trade secrets and prison

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2014

In the "normal" business world, much lip service is paid to trade secrets. By and large, all companies publicly state that trade secret protection is