Confidential Information & Trade Secrets: Recent Developments

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Date:
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
City:
London (London)
Venue Address:
Linklaters LLP
One Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8HQ
Speaker(s):
Paul Goulding QC, Blackstone Chambers and Editor, Employee Competition: Covenants, Confidentiality, and Garden Leave.
Event Type:
Evening Session
Duration:
6.15pm Registration; 6.30pm Start (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
CPD hours:
1.50
Status:
Fully Booked
Confidential Information & Trade Secrets: Recent Developments
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Cost: £35 + VAT. There is an early bird discount until 20 November, and a 100% Discount for members in the voluntary or not-for-profit sector, pupil barristers and barristers under 2 years call.

This session will examine recent developments in legislation, case law and contractual techniques to protect confidential information and trade secrets.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • What is confidential information and trade secrets?
    • The test at common law
    • The statutory definition in the Trade Secrets Regulations 2018
    • How do claims under common law and the new Regulations relate to each other?
    • Examples of confidential information and trade secrets
  • Contractual techniques to protect confidential information and trade secrets
    • Garden leave clauses
    • Non-compete covenants
    • Notification clauses (requiring notification of job offer to current employer)
    • Non-disclosure clauses (prohibiting disclosure of job offer to current employer)
  • Remedies for misuse of confidential information and trade secrets
    • Negative injunctions against misuse
    • Springboard injunctions to remove unlawful advantage
    • Damages following Morris-Garner v One Step and Marathon v Seddon
    • Remedies under the 2018 Regulations