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Employers need to review protection of confidential information as new European laws are approved to harmonise the protection of trade secrets
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 27 2016

Employers need to be aware that the Trade Secrets Directive (TSD) was approved yesterday by the European Council, marking the end of its legislative


How would a Brexit affect IP rights?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 24 2016

Article 50(1) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides that any member state may decide to withdraw from the EU. The referendum on the UK's


New EU Trade Secrets Directive approved by Parliament: the secret is out
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • May 10 2016

On 14 April 2016 the European Parliament finally approved the new European Union Trade Secrets Directive which will create a minimum legal benchmark


News updates: employment and the financial services sector May 2016
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 9 2016

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its report on benchmarking of remuneration practices at EU level and data on high earners on 30 March


HR Two Minute Monthly: whistleblowing; religious discrimination; contract terms
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 3 2016

The EAT in Kilraine v LB Wandsworth gave a useful reminder on two important whistleblowing principles. Firstly, the EAT emphasised that a disclosure


Reduced fees for UK registered design protection given the go ahead
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 3 2016

By way of follow-up to our January blog post, we can now report that the proposed reduced fees for UK registered design protection have been given


Vanta is the new black
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

Vantablack, the latest application for cutting-edge-technology carbon nanotubes, is "a super-black coating that holds the world record as the darkest


Trade secrets across the borders
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 21 2016

The European Parliament recently voted to approve a new EU Trade Secrets Directive (the Directive). The Directive is designed to align the protection


Panama Papers Mega Leak not only relevant to the rich and dodgy
  • Warner Goodman LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 15 2016

Reports on the so-called Panama Papers have focused on the tax affairs of wealthy individuals and the businesses that help them avoid tax, but the


European Parliament votes to adopt Trade Secrets Directive
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 15 2016

Following a debate at the European Parliament on Wednesday 13th April, the draft was put to a vote yesterday. The Parliament voted to adopt the