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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Dispute over a name

Competition

An estate agent was entitled to prohibit a former employee from using his name in the promotion of a ‎new estate agency, for the name was protected as a trademark.‎

No doubt about EU law

Holiday
In a case about entitlement to replacement holiday in the event of sickness, the Danish High Court did not believe that EU law was unclear. The Court therefore denied an application for a preliminary reference to the EU Court.

Expensive pricing practices

A furniture manufacturer dictated the price of its designer furniture. Both the company and its management were made to pay for this.

Favour for a friend cost 250,000 Swedish kroner

A former business co-owner had to pay for helping out a competitor. Also even though there was no money in it for him.

Ladyshavers and mobile phones in transit

According to the Advocate General, member states are not allowed to treat goods in transit ’as if’ they have been manufactured in the member state. On the other hand, the level of proof of infringement required for member states to seize goods in customs is not particularly high.

Competition law – revised rules for R&D agreements

The European Commission recently adopted a new Regulation which specifies the R&D agreements that are covered by a block exemption.

Non-competition clause set aside as unreasonable

If a non-competition clause is unreasonable, it may be set aside based on an overall assessment of facts

 

Illegal competition costs

01-12-2008 - He poached customers and colleagues to his new business. The aggressive entrepreneur ended up with an order to pay damages to his former employer.

New judgment from the Danish Supreme Court on non-competition clauses

In April 2005, the Danish Supreme Court rendered a judgment regarding a former employee's right to compensation for an unenforceable non-competition clause. The employee had been dismissed due to factors relating to the company. According to the employment contract, the employment was governed by the Danish Salaried Employees Act, and the employee was bound by a non-competition clause for up to 1 year after the effective date of termination.

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