Employee Copyright Breach
Employee Breach of Restrictive Covenants and Copyright Infringement
Our client came to us after becoming aware that two of their senior employees were working on setting up their own business and were approaching our client’s customers to try and secure their business. We immediately took steps to collate all evidence of the breaches of contract as well as the copyright infringement. The best evidence is vital to proving the case and must be done without tipping off the employees that it is happening to avoid destruction of evidence or concealment.
Having acquired all the necessary evidence a meeting with the employees was called where they were presented with the evidence and served with cease and desist letters. The cease and desist letter asked for various undertakings to be given by the employees. These included agreement to immediately cease the wrongful activities, give full disclosure of their activities and pay our client damages for any loss which our client calculated had been suffered as a result of the unlawful dealings.