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Italy: Client lists - a (trade) secret but not for the supplier
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Italy
  • October 4 2016

When distribution agreements are terminated, a delicate issue often arises that is closely related to the need of the supplier to ensure continuity

Defend Trade Secrets Act - more arrows in the quiver for employers and other trade secret owners
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 10 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into law, thereby creating a new federal civil cause of action

Replica wheel sales infringe BMW's Community design and trademark rights
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • October 25 2012

The English High Court ruled that a UK importer and seller of replica BMW alloy wheels could not rely on the "repair of a complex product" defense, available under the Community Designs Regulation, holding that the defendant had infringed BMW's registered designs for the wheels

U.S. & Japan: Hague a one-stop shop for design registrations?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Japan, USA
  • July 6 2015

In May 2015 the accession of the U.S. and Japan to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs took effect. These

Germany, Regional Court Düsseldorf: infringement of design rights can be costly!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 18 2015

Recently, the Regional Court Düsseldorf decided on the amount of damages a plaintiff can claim in the case of an infringement of design rights. The

Global Employment Law Update - Germany
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • November 9 2016

Employees in Germany are subject to a number of obligations towards their employer. In particular, employees are obliged to be loyal to their

Significant changes to the regulations on industrial designs in Poland
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Albania, Poland
  • December 1 2014

The Polish government is currently working on a set of proposals for amendments to the Industrial Property Law. These amendments concern, among other

Proving copying in UK copyright and designs cases: no need for mountain climbing
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2014

UK copyright and unregistered Community design rights in a fabric design held not infringed, despite design similarities and Defendant’s access to

EU Trade Secret Protection - Brief v-log summary
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • December 15 2016

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard discusses the key points covered by the EU Trade Secrets Directive that aims at protecting undisclosed know-how and business

US: New DTSA seizure remedy may be difficult to obtain
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

The new ex-parte seizure remedy created by the Defend Trade Secrets Act contains many hurdles that may prove highly difficult for trade secret owners