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Venable LLP | USA | 27 Sep 2021

Hedgeye granted injunction in trade secret lawsuit against former managing director

The firm Hedgeye Risk Management LLC was recently granted an injunction against former managing director Darius Dale for stealing the investment research house's financial models before resigning to start his own competing business. Federal Judge Andrew L Carter Jr found that the firm had "established a likelihood of success on the merits" regarding its claims against Dale for......
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Obligado & Cia | Argentina | 27 Sep 2021

Trade secrets in unfair competition legislation

The trade secrets legal regime, which protects secret, commercial and valuable information from misappropriation by third parties, constitutes the main alternative to the protection granted by the patent system. In Argentina, trade secrets are protected by the provisions of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights,......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 19 Jul 2021

Trade secrets: FAQs

In Peru, to protect a trade secret, it must be placed under notarial custody in a sealed and sealed envelope. This ensures that it has a certain date, which enables the owner to prove the existence of the secret and its possession thereof. This article answers FAQs about trade secret protection in Peru.
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NAM & NAM | South Korea | 7 Jun 2021

Design law amendment to cover projected image designs

With the advancement of technology, projected displays are becoming increasingly commonplace. A new amendment to the Design Protection Act which allows for the protection of functional projected image designs (eg, holograms, augmented reality and projected displays) is due to take effect in 2021. It is expected that there will be widespread interest in this development from applicants in......
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Sojuzpatent | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, etc. | 3 May 2021

EAPO announces launch date of Eurasian industrial design patent applications

In 2019 the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention was signed in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. According to the protocol, rights holders will be able to obtain legal protection for their industrial designs in all member states through a single Eurasian patent. The Eurasian Patent Office recently announced that it will accept Eurasian design patent......
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NAM & NAM | South Korea | 19 Apr 2021

Strengthened provisions for keeping designs secret

Unlike patent applications, which are published in full after a fixed period to prevent redundant research and investment, the details of design applications are disclosed via publication in the Design Gazette at the time of registration. Parties may postpone the disclosure of a design using the secret design system. A recent amendment to the secret design system aims to offer applicants......
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Bird & Bird LLP | United Arab Emirates | 19 Apr 2021

Trade secret protection overview

As the United Arab Emirates is a signatory to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, trade secrets are protected in several ways. While there is no statutory definition of 'trade secrets', various federal laws protect confidential information. The Dubai International Financial Centre, a free zone which operates within the United Arab Emirates, recently enacted......
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Becerril Coca & Becerril SC | Mexico | 29 Mar 2021

Trade secrets: changes to federal law on IP protection

The Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property, which recently entered into force, makes changes to the existing law on matters such as inventions, trademarks, opposition issues, invalidation and infringement actions, counterfeit issues and trade secrets. This article discusses the most important changes concerning trade secrets.
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Nishimura & Asahi | Japan | 22 Mar 2021

Reformed Design Act expands protection for graphic images

The reformed Design Act came into force in 2020. This act expands the scope of protection for graphic images, meaning that they need not be recorded or displayed on articles (eg, computers or smartphones) to be considered protectable designs. According to statistics from the Japan Patent Office, 685 such applications had been filed as of January 2021.
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Sojuzpatent | Russia | 15 Mar 2021

New rules on remuneration for employees' inventions, utility models and industrial designs

The government recently enacted Order 1848, which approves a new version of the rules on remuneration for employees' inventions, utility models and industrial designs. The new rules replace those that were approved in 2014 and increase the amount of remuneration to be paid annually to inventors.
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