Cases & Deals

Voestalpine pursues unfair competition and intellectual property rights claims

Client(s) voestalpine Signaling Siershanhn GmbH

Jones Day represented voestalpine Signaling Siershanhn GmbH ("voestalpine") in an unfair competition lawsuit against a former shareholder and the legal entity he set up while he was still working at voestalpine for undue use of trade secrets, breach of a non-compete obligation, and unfair competition. Shortly after leaving the company, the former shareholder developed and began selling a product almost identical to the one produced by voestalpine, which was only possible using the company's trade secrets.