Trade Secret in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd v Manitou UK Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 July 2023
    Common law open justice principle. Claimed invention. Confidential information. Trade secret
    ... ... is that it is an application to protect alleged technical trade secrets ... 36 To some extent this is a terminological ... As Lord Buckmaster famously said at 111, “[t]he secret, as a secret, had ceased to exist”. It was not suggested that the ... ...
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  • The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2018
    ... ... “infringer” means a person who has unlawfully acquired, used or disclosed a trade secret; ... “infringing goods” means goods, the design, functioning, production process, marketing or a characteristic of which significantly benefits ... ...
  • Trade Union Act 1984
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1984
    ... ... Trade Union Act 1984 (repealed 16.10.1992) ... Trade Union Act 1984 (repealed 16.10.1992)1984 c. 49 ... Part I: Secret Ballots for Trade Union Elections ... 1: Duty of trade union to hold elections for certain positions ... (1) Subject to the following provisions ... ...
  • Clean Air Act 1956
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1956
    ... ... discloses any information relating to any manufacturing process or trade secret used in carrying on any particular undertaking which has been ... ...
  • Investigatory Powers Act 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2016
    ... ... a warrant relates to the activities in the British Islands of a trade union is not, of itself, sufficient to establish that the warrant is ... the Security Service, the Director-General,(b) in relation to the Secret" Intelligence Service, the Chief, and(c) in relation to GCHQ, the Director,\xE2" ... ...
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Commercial satellite imagery: CI, KM, and trade secret law
    • No. 37-2, June 2007
    • VINE
    • 192-206
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications of remote surveillance or satellite imagery as they relate to trade secret law, knowledge management, and competitive intelligence....
  • Secret Ballots:. Lessons from trade union recognition disputes
    • No. 2-2, February 1980
    • Employee Relations
    • 25-30
    The shortcoming of secret ballots, as with any other kind of opinion poll, is that people may choose not to believe them. Indeed, where important industrial relations issues are at stake, parties t...
  • Should there be corporate concern?. Examining American university intellectual property policies
    • No. 4-1, March 2003
    • Journal of Intellectual Capital
    • 49-60
    Academia is an industry like many of those in the private sector. It produces valuable patents, copyrights and other intellectual property. Consequently, the “research for sale” industry by way of ...
    ... ... :patent, copyright, general loyalty clauses, invention, trademark or trade-secret policies.IntroductionEstablishing the duty to loyaltyExamining the ... ...
  • Blacklists and Black Sheep
    • No. 83-1, March 2010
    • Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
    Policing the activities that are borderline between being criminal and non-criminal are complex. Other enforcement agencies, such as the Information Commissioner's Office and the Office of Fair Tra...
    ... ... The recentrevelation of a secret blacklist of 3,200 construction workersdetailing their trade union ... ...
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