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Don’t Play Chicken With Court Orders: COVID-19 Is No Excuse for a Terminated Franchisee to Continue Using the Franchisor’s Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets

USA - September 8 2020 In a decision of first impression issued last week, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee held, in Gus’s Franchisor...

Jeremy A. Cohen, Marcus L. Mintz.

Not so Pretty: Cosmetic Company Acquisitions Lead to Contentious Trade Secret Spat

USA - August 10 2020 At the end of 2019, Coty Inc. (“Coty”) expanded its brand portfolio by closing a notable $600 million deal for a majority stake in reality star Kylie...

Tonya M. Esposito, Renee B. Appel.

6th Circuit Bolsters Employer’s Right to Contract for Chosen Law

USA - August 4 2020 As many of our blog readers will know, the enforceability of restrictive covenants often depends on which State’s law applies to the dispute. For...

Jeremy A. Cohen, Marcus L. Mintz.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Return to Work May Mean Reduced Protections for Trade Secrets and Customer Goodwill

USA - June 18 2020 Tens of millions of employees have been laid off or furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the reopening process has begun in most...

Jeremy A. Cohen, Marcus L. Mintz.

Courts Across the Country Continue to Address Trade Secrets Issues

USA - June 11 2020 The “return to normal” in courts across the country has brought with it a flurry of trade secrets decisions that address some interesting and...

Jesse M. Coleman, Jeremy A. Cohen, Marcus L. Mintz.