The Civil Procedure Rules Committee has announced the costs caps in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) will increase in October 2022. The IPEC is a popular choice for … [Read more...] about Intellectual Property Enterprise Court increases cost caps in October 2022
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The Trade Secret Act (GeschGehG) covers information that has a certain economic value, such as profit and sales figures, but also technical know-how. According to Sec. 2 No. 1 GeschGehG, this … [Read more...] about Practicable tips for trade secret protection during litigation in Germany
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