Coco v an Clark (Engineers) Ltd

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date1968
Date1968
CourtChancery Division
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  • Confidential information and departing employees - the threat from within
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 25 August 2013
    ...v Beard [2009] NSWSC 1001. 25Above, n 24, at [194]. 26Above, n 24, at [199]. 27Coco v AN Clark (Engineers) Ltd (1968) 1A IPR 587 at 591; [1968] FSR 415; [1969] RPC 28 See also Commonwealth v John Fairfax & Sons Ltd (1980) 147 CLR 39 at 51; 32 ALR 485; 55 ALJR 45. 29Above, n 4. 30Above, ......
  • Does the law recognise the 'confidential information' contained in a database?
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 7 February 2014
    ...Laboratories (Aust) Ltd v Secretary, Department of Community Services and Health (1990) 22 FCR 73; Coco v A. N. Clark Engineers Ltd [1969] RPC 41 in the United Kingdom, and A B Consolidated Ltd v Europe Strength Food Co Pty Ltd [1978] 2 NZLR 515 (CA) in New Zealand. 47(1948) 65 RPC 203 at 2......
  • Trade Secrets Directive Has Not Changed Substantive English Law Principles Protecting Confidential Information
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 24 April 2020
    ...of confidence, and which is used (or threatened to be used) in an unauthorised way to the detriment of the owner (Coco v A. N. Clark [1969] RPC 41, Attorney-General v Guardian Newspapers (No 2) [1990] 1 AC 109, Campbell v MGN Ltd [2004] UKHL 22 [2004] 2 AC 457). This is the equitable obliga......
  • The ‘Law' On Trade Secrets
    • Malaysia
    • Mondaq Malaysia
    • 15 March 2016
    ...Industries Pty Ltd [1967] VR 37 at 50; E Worsley & Co Ltd v Cooper [1939] 1 All ER 290 at 307 15 Coco v AN Clark (Engineers) Ltd [1969] RPC 41 at 47 16 Printers and Finishers Ltd v Holloway [1965] RPC 239 at 256; Faccenda Chicken Ltd, supra n 2 17 Dynacast (Melaka) Sdn Bhd & Ors v V......
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  • Trade Secrets' Under New Zealand Law
    • New Zealand
    • Canterbury Law Review No. 22-2016, January 2016
    • 1 January 2016
    ...of Argyll v Duke of Argyll (1964) [1967] Ch 302. 42 Seager v Copydex Ltd [1967] RPC 349 at 368. 43 Coco v A N Clark (Engineers) Ltd [1969] RPC 41 at 47. quality of confidence about it. A key criterion for this quality is whether the information is in the public domain and accessible. 44 Pub......
  • REVISITING THE LAW OF CONFIDENCE IN SINGAPORE AND A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW TORT OF MISUSE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2020, December 2020
    • 1 December 2020
    ...concerned, the traditional three-stage test for the breach of confidence action famously laid down in Coco v A N Clark (Engineers) Ltd [1969] RPC 41 should be retained, albeit in a modified form. I. Introduction 1 As much as the circuit breaker which the Government implemented on 7 April 20......
  • A COMMON LAW TORT OF PRIVACY?
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2015, December 2015
    • 1 December 2015
    ...an obligation of confidence, and there must be an unauthorised use or disclosure of that information: see Coco v AN Clark (Engineers) Ltd[1969] RPC 41 at 47, per Megarry J. 26 [2007] UKHL 21; [2008] 1 AC 1. 27 OBG Ltd v Allan [2007] UKHL 21; [2008] 1 AC 1 at [255]. 28 For a debate as to the......
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    • United States
    • ABA Antitrust Library Antitrust Issues in International Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions
    • 1 January 2012
    ...aff’d in part & rev’d in part on other grounds, 270 F.2d 616 (7th Cir. 1959) ........................ 66 Coco v. AN Clark (Eng’r), [1969] R.P.C. 41 ................................................................................. 660 Coco v. AN Clark (Engineers) Ltd., (1968) 1A I.P.R. 587 .......
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