Court issues first ever preliminary injunction in trade secrets case


On 31 July 2013, the Shanghai No. 1 intermediate people’s court, before a trial on the merits of the case, issued a preliminary injunction order against a former employee of the Chinese subsidiary of a US-based pharmaceutical company. The injunction order restrained him from disclosing, using or allowing others to use certain documents containing trade secrets that he downloaded from the company’s database without authorisation. In addition, the court also issued an asset preservation order to freeze the ex-employee’s real property and bank account pending the trial.

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Business Law Digest is compiled with the assistance of Baker & McKenzie. Readers should not act on this information without seeking professional legal advice. You can contact Baker & McKenzie by e-mail at: Zhang Danian (Shanghai)