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Court Allows Trade-Secret Misappropriation Claim Based on Inevitable Disclosure

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois allowed one company to sue its direct competitor for misappropriation of trade secrets based entirely on the improper taking of trade secrets...more

KitNipBox Sues Meowbox for Allegedly Hacking Website and Stealing Trade Secrets

Cat product service provider KitNipBox sued rival Meowbox in federal court in Washington alleging that Meowbox hacked into KitNipBox’s website to steal its trade secrets and confidential information and to disrupt its...more

Privacy Causes of Action

by Riveles Wahab LLP on

An outline of privacy law that cites to potential causes of action, whether common law or statutory, with a focus on New York law....more

Three Steps That Allow Companies to Use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for Misuse of Computers and Information – Even in the...

by Shawn Tuma on

Key Takeaway: Companies that follow these 3 steps can use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as a tool to combat the misuse of their computers (and information) by (1) actively monitoring for misuses, (2) taking reasonable...more

Taking Legal Control Of The Company Social Media Account

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

What happens when the employee who set up the company’s LinkedIn account leaves? ...more

Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)

by Fenwick & West LLP on

With data security breaches dominating the headlines and a rising number of employees taking advantage of BYOD, or bring your own device to work policies, businesses have found themselves vulnerable to targets by hackers,...more

Buying Competitor's Names As Keywords Does Not Violate Wisconsin's Privacy Law

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

A personal injury law firm can buy search terms using the names of a competing law firm’s partners without violating Wisconsin’s privacy laws because the use of the names is “non-visible,” an appellate court found. The...more

Three Key Data Retention Questions

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Your company has been sued – what do you need to consider to comply with data preservation requirements? How do you address litigation holds, ediscovery and data retention? Robert Brownstone, litigation attorney and chair of...more

Jurisdiction for an International Computer Fraud Lawsuit?

by Shawn Tuma on

The proper jurisdiction for suing someone for engaging in computer fraud from a foreign country, directed at a company in the United States, is the place where the wrongfully accessed computer server is located if the...more

Enforceable On-Line Terms of Service

If your company uses a browsewrap license agreement on your website, it may not be legally binding on site visitors. That’s the message from a recent case, In re Zappos.com Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation,...more

Preventing Unfair Competition In The Absence Of A Non-compete Agreement

You’ve read the tile of this article. There it is, up above. Let me repeat: Preventing Unfair Competition in the Absence Of A Noncompete Agreement What I really want you to focus on is the last part. The part that reads:...more

3 Recent Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Cases Worth Noting

by Shawn Tuma on

Three recent Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) cases decided over the last couple of months are worth looking at because they show the following points, respectively: (1) the CFAA in its current form does not give...more

"Steps In-House Counsel May Take to Preserve the Attorney-Client Privilege," American Bar Association's Employment & Labor...

by Christina Bost Seaton on

Sets forth practical strategies for in-house counsel so that they may preserve the attorney-client privilege....more

Dismissal of CFAA Claims for Lack of Jurisdiction

by Nick Akerman on

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) is the omnibus federal computer crime statute outlawing theft and destruction of data, hacking, use of viruses, theft of passwords and extortionate threats to damage computers. 18...more

TILG E-Commerce Law Update (Inaugural Issue)

by Kavon Adli on

Official newsletter of The Internet Law Group providing cutting-edge insights and updates regarding notable developments in the world of e-commerce and internet law. ...more

The Finnish Constitution and Employee Email

Global business imposes on potential investors significant restraints in ensuring and understanding the laws of the countries in which business investment is sought. Not least of their problems is the manner in which...more

Advertising Law - November 16, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Chamber of Commerce Sues Parody Site *Agency Sues Over Brand Integration Idea *Internet Airing Helps Settle Monster Lawsuit *Iconix Settles COPPA Complaint for $250,000 *Ad Shop Goes After Fake...more

Modeling Lawyer Sebastian Gibson Answers How Models Can Protect Themselves Against Photographers and Agents

by Sebastian Gibson on

Few attorneys have more experience than Sebastian Gibson in the field of modeling law. If you have a modeling contract that’s been offered to you or if you are already signed with a modeling agency and have a modeling agency...more

Joseph Abboud Is Back: Personal Name Trademark Controversy Continues

On June 10, 2009, the Second Circuit vacated a summary judgment decision that permanently enjoined menswear designer Joseph Abboud from making commercial use of his own name. J.A. Apparel Corp. v. Abboud, No. 08-3181-cv, 2009...more

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