A Malaysian-based software development company contacted us after one of their employees resigned. Within three weeks of his resignation he had started to market a software package substantially similar to one which he had been working on while employed by our client.
We advised our clients on the appropriate documentation and records in order to be able to prove copyright ownership in Court.
The Court granted an interim injunction against the ex-employee, and subsequently he paid our client’s costs and damages in an out-of-court settlement.
It proved important to our client to have initiated the internal processes in order that copyright ownership could be proven. Without this they would almost certainly have lost their claim.