Anton Piller Orders and employee theft

Intellectual property theft | Employee theft of information

The loss of confidential information and intellectual property following the resignation or dismissal of an employee can be a serious concern.  The removal of any confidential information or intellectual property by a former employee may constitute a breach of contract, an infringement of copyright or a breach of an equitable obligation of confidence.

Before a course of action can be pursued, evidence is required before any legal remedy can be sought. Often the evidence required is in a form that can be easily disposed of or destroyed, for example files taken from a company computer. In these difficult circumstances you may be able to rely on an Anton Piller order to secure evidence. [Read more…]

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