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Gurry on Breach of Confidence: The Protection of Confidential Information 2nd ed (eBook)


ISBN13: 9780191640391
Published: March 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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Wildy's Book of the Month: April 2012

Francis Gurry's famous work Breach of Confidence, published in 1984, was groundbreaking and invaluable in the field of intellectual property as the first text to synthesise the then burgeoning case law of breach of confidence into a systematic form.

A highly regarded book, it was first point of resort for practitioners and a key source for judges. Alpin, Bentley, Johnson and Malynicz bring us a new edition of this important work, fully updating it in light of the developments since the first edition and adding new material on the history and current relevance of the action, as well as on comparative legal protection of confidential information within Europe.

  • New edition of the famouse Breach of Confidence by Francis Gurry, the first book in its field dealing with the British law of confidence
  • Fully updated in light of the numerous legislative developments of the last two decades, which have included the TRIPS agreement Agreement, the European Data Protection Directive, and the Technology Transfer Regulation
  • New coverage of choice of applicable law and jurisdictional issues, reflecting the international nature of many business transactions in the current climate
  • The book is written by three authors, all highly respected in intellectual property law, combining the expertise of academics and practitioners

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law, Equity and Trusts, eBooks, Confidentiality
Contents:
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
I: The Legal Notion of Confidence
A: The Elements of Enforceable Confidence
B: The Functions Served by the Enforcement of Confidence
C: The Historical Development of the Action
D: Confidence and Its Relation to Other Systems of Regulation of Information
E: The Impact of the Human Rights Act
F: The Enduring Importance of the Action

PART TWO: THE JURISDICTIONAL BASIS OF THE ACTION
II: Specific Jurisdictional Sources
A: Introduction
B: Contract
C: Equity
D: Property
E: The Relevance of Tort
III: Sui Generis Action

PART THREE: CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
IV: The Attributes of Confidentiality
A: The Requirements of Confidentiality
B: Information, Expression, Ideas and their Embodiments (formerly Mode of Expression)
C: Characteristics of Confidentiality
D: Information Lacking Confidentiality (formerly Compulsory Disclosure Under Statute)
V: Categories of Confidential Information
A: Trade Secrets
B: Personal Confidences
C: Artistic and Literary Confidences
D: Government Secrets

PART FOUR: THE OBLIGATION OF CONFIDENCE
VI: General Principles
A: The Limited Purpose Test
B: Subjective or Objective?
C: Obviously Confidential Documents
D: Privacy Cases
E: Surreptitious Acquisition of Confidential Information - The Problem of Espionage (formerly in Part VII)
F: Third Party Recipients
VII: Common Classes of Obligation
A: Business Obligation
B: Professional Obligations
C: Fiduciaries
D: Litigation
E: Obligations Arising from Disclosure Under Statute

VIII: The Employee's Obligations During His Employment
A: The Express Obligation of Confidence
B: The Implied Obligations
C: Limits to Express and Implied Obligations
D: Enforcement: Specific Issues Relating to Employees
IX: The Post-Employment Obligations of the Employee
A: Express Obligations
B: The Restraint of Trade Doctrines
C: Implied Obligations
D: Enforcement: Specific Issues Relating to Employees
X: Obligation Arising From Disclosure of Information Held by the State or Its agencies
A: Breach of Confidence
B: Statutory Prohibitions on Disclosure of Information Held by the State
C: Access to Information Held by the State
D: The European State and its Agencies
PART FIVE: DURATION AND BREACH OF OBLIGATION
XI: The Duration of the Obligation of Confidence
A: Release by Express or Implied Consent
B: The Mental Element in Breach
C: Partial Uses
D: Transformative Uses
E: Breach by Employees and ex-employees (formerly in Chapter XIII)

PART SIX: DEFENCES
XIII: The Public Interest
A: The Defence of the Just Cause or Excuse
B: The Public Interest, Confidences and Litigation
C: The Legitimate Interest and Art 10 of the ECHR
XIV: Miscellaneous Defences
A: Unclean Hands
B: Delay
C: Disclosure Under Compulsion of Law
D: Disclosures Permitted Under Statute

PART SEVEN: REMEDIES
XV: The Available Remedies
XVI: Anton Piller Orders
XVII: Interlocutory Orders
A: The Standard of Proof
B: The Balance of Convenience
C: Section 12 of the Human Rights Act
D: The effect of the Civil Procedure rules
XVIII: Final Injunction
A: The Nature of the Information
B: The Publication Which The Information has received
C: Extent of Use
D: Good Faith and Change of Position
E: Detriment
F: Certainty in the Terms of the Injunction
G: Conclusion
XIX: Orders for Delivery Up or destruction
XX: Disgorgement Remedies (formerly Account of Profits)
A: Circumstances in Which an Account is available
B: Calculating the Profit
C: Constructive Trusts
XXI: Compensatory Remedies (formerly Damages)
A: Circumstances in Which Damages Will be Awarded
B: The Measure of Damages
XXII: Criminal Aspects

PART EIGHT: PROCEDURAL CONSIDERATIONS
XXIII: Procedures for Preserving Secrecy During Litigation
A: The Extent of Disclosure Required
B: Procedural Safeguards for Protecting Confidentiality
PART NINE: International Aspects
XXIV: Breach of Confidence in Public International Law Instruments
A: Paris Convention
B: TRIPs
XXV: Breach of Confidence in Private International Law
A: Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgements
B: Choice of Law

APPENDIX I: STATUTORY PROVISIONS CREATING OFFENCES FOR THE MISUSE OF INFORMATION DISCLOSED PURSUANT TO LITIGATION
APPENDIX II STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS OF CONFIDENCE;