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:
Spaces Available
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.

Chair: Sheila Fahy, Allen & Overy and member of the Training Committee

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