Stop Thief! Protecting Client Relationships, Confidential Information and Intellectual Property - The Employment Issues
A Seminar Presented by Dechert's Employment and Intellectual Property Practices
March 6, 2012
Difficult economic circumstances make it all the more important for businesses to do all they can to protect their key staff, clients and customers as well as their confidential information and intellectual property from the predations of competitors. Employers may have concerns about the removal of client lists, solicitation of clients, poaching of key team members, copying of electronic material and competition from talented staff members should they leave.
In this seminar, members of Dechert’s London employment and IP groups will address the challenges faced by employers in the context of current case law.
- The perils of team moves in the light of an important recent High Court case in the insurance sector and the availability of “springboard” injunctions
- The risk of going too far: Intimidating the junior employee
- Practical ways to protect the business
- Recent case law on restrictive covenants
- Current thinking in relation to garden leave and other business protection provisions
- Protecting IP rights as against employees
- Drafting confidentiality obligations and recovering property and data from departed employees