High Court awards springboard relief to bar employees from using LinkedIn contacts
The High Court has awarded award springboard relief in the form of ‘protection of the claimant’s database rights’ against three of the claimant’s former employees who had attempted to use the claimant’s LinkedIn groups to further the interests of their new venture (Whitmar Publications Ltd v Gamage and Others).
The defendants in this case were former senior employees of the claimant, a publishing company, who resigned from their employment in January 2013. Before leaving employment, the defendants established a company in August 2012 and carried out a raft of other preparatory steps with a view to setting up a direct competitor business to the claimant…
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