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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

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

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

Tell me more, tell me moreThe right to obtain information according to the 9th amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (part 2)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • June 13 2017

In the new ARC, confidential information and trade secrets still enjoy special protection. The reason is clear: as soon as secret information is

Europe - RCD: Dutch retail chains ordered to cease infringement of design rights of Chinese company
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • November 8 2016

On 2 November 2016, the Hague Preliminary Relief Judge issued a preliminary injunction against the (locally) well-known Dutch retail chains Blokker

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

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

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

Knowledge a vital ingredient for liability for trade secrets misuse
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2013

Ex-employee not liable for damages for trade secret misuse where she did not know that the product developed by her competing business incorporated

Artistic freedom v. Louis Vuitton's community design rights
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Netherlands
  • April 14 2011

Louis Vuitton claimed an ex-parte court order against the artist Nadia Plesner for infringing its Community design rights in the "Multicolor Canvas" pattern by using the picture of a Louis Vuitton handbag in her "Campaign for Darfur."