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Europe introduces landmark trade secrets law reform

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • November 28 2013

This morning the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive to protect trade secrets and confidential business information against misuse

Principle of "res judicata" in design cases: OHIM Board of Appeal is bound by decision of German court in infringement proceeding ruling a design to be invalid

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • July 22 2010

In this case, the Community design registration by Sport-Service-Lorinser Sportliche Ausrüstungen GmbH (Lorinser) for vehicle wheel rims was challenged by RH Alurad Höffken GmbH (RH) who claimed it was identical with its earlier German design and therefore lacked novelty and individual character

European Commission addresses growing problem of trade secrets misuse

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • July 20 2012

As much as 75 of most organizations' value now lies in their intangible assets, IP and proprietary information

European Court of Justice: angry face constitutes individual character of community design

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • January 31 2013

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) confirmed that the comparison of the overall impression conveyed by two opposing designs does not necessarily

Crocs' community design invalid; disclosure of a design outside the EU destroys novelty - OHIM Board of Appeal, decision of 26 March 2010, R 92008-3

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • July 22 2010

Crocs, Inc. was the owner of a Community design registration for shoes

Product makers and sellers beware: the use of unlawful software or hardware by a product manufacturer is now an act of unfair competition in Washington state

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2011

On 22 June 2011, it became an act of unfair competition in Washington state for product manufacturers whose products are offered for sale in Washington state to use "stolen or misappropriated IT" in their business operations

Dyson's classic cyclonic vacuum cleaner design not infringed by competing machine; UK court and OHIM in harmony on functional design test

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 14 2010

In 1995, Dyson Ltd. launched its DC02 cylinder cleaner

Individual character of a community design not destroyed by similar design filed a considerable time ago outside the EU

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • July 22 2010

In 2008, Fortune S.r.l. brought a design infringement action before the Court of Milan against Schneider Italia S.p.a. (Schneider) and the well-known retailer Conbipel S.p.a

Trade secrets in Formula 1: High Court on breach of confidence and copyright infringement

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 26 2012

The High Court held that there was a breach of confidence and copyright infringement as a result of draftsmen's "shortcut" copying of CAD design files of parts of a model car but awarded modest damages

Sequestration of infringing products in preliminary proceedings

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • July 22 2010

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