Tag Archives: disclosure

A French approach to disclosing a pending IP dispute

Unlike other countries, such as the US, France has a conservative approach of when and how IP right holders are entitled to disclose a pending infringement dispute to their clients and investors, under the legal concept of “disparagement”. France takes this step in order to limit the negative impact on the competitor resulting from disclosure … Continue Reading

UK Supreme Court upholds disclosure order to name individuals who advertised sales of international rugby match tickets

On 21 November, in Rugby Football Union v Viagogo Ltd [2012] UKSC 55, the UK Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals’ order for the disclosure of the identities of individuals who had used an online ticketing website to sell and purchase international rugby tickets at inflated prices in breach of the Rugby Football Union’s … Continue Reading

Sedona Conference® International Principles on Discovery, Disclosure & Data Protection – a new set of “Three Ps” for litigants and data privacy practitioners to apply in the real world

This post was written by Nick Tyler. Last month we highlighted a resolution of the American Bar Association urging U.S. courts to: “consider and respect…the data protection and privacy laws of any…foreign sovereign, and the interests of any person who is subject to, or benefits from, such laws”, in the context of the onerous legal requirements … Continue Reading

Plain Vanilla or Rocky Road? – UK Tribunal ruling on release of anonymised data sure to court controversy

This post was written by Nick Tyler. In a case involving the “extraordinary rendition and related issues” of individuals detained or captured by UK soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) has taken what many will view as a practical and realistic approach to when personal data can be anonymised effectively … Continue Reading