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This article explains how to handle issues of trade and business secret protection from an employment law perspective in Germany.
Tthe European Commission aims to enhance the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.
Restrictive covenants are one form of protection employers can use to protect access to client and suppliers and solicitation of other employees post employment.
On 28 November 2013, the European Commission announced a proposal for a directive on trade secrets and confidential information.
Latest news — April 2014: the training of UPC judges; local and regional UPC divisions announced; and more
The Preparatory Committee has now formulated a number of categories of suitability of the candidates, including those with training needs.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has made its ruling in the case AstraZeneca AB v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.
When considering whether a sign ‘consists exclusively of the shape of goods that is necessary to obtain a technical result’, the court is not confined to looking at the sign as filed.
Iceland Foods applied to register in the UK the trademark ICELAND (both figurative and word marks) for fish, meat, game and poultry.
The German Federal Court of Justice has found that a party does not need to intend to take unfair advantage of the distinctiveness of a mark without due cause.
The EU General Court has upheld an OHIM Board of Appeal decision refusing Deutsche Bank’s application for the word mark ‘PASSION TO PERFORM’.
The KORNSPITZ revocation case reminds brand owners that marks must act as badges of origin for the ultimate consumer of the goods, rather than intermediaries...
The CJEU has given a procedural judgment in a trademark cancellation case, clarifying the ground rules for EU courts in assessing the legal arguments made before them.
HCI filed an application for the figurative mark ZENSATIONS that was opposed by Shiseido.
A UK application for the ETA mark for security-related services and locks was opposed by ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse, owner of the mark.
What kind of evidence needs to be filed to prevent a registered trademark being revoked for non-use?
The government has published the hotly anticipated new exceptions to copyright, which cover personal copies for private use, parody, quotation and research.
The UK government has announced the finalised wording of its proposed reform of UK copyright exceptions. This briefing focuses on caricature, parody and pastiche.
The UK government has announced the finalised wording of its proposed reform of UK copyright exceptions. This briefing focuses on fair dealing with quotations.
The UK government has announced the finalised wording of its proposed reform of UK copyright exceptions. This briefing focuses on personal copies for private use.
The UK government has announced the finalised wording of its proposed reform of UK copyright exceptions. This briefing focuses on contract overrides.