Ruling acts as a warning to organisations against using confidential information to shortcut product development
Kerry Ingredients (UK) Ltd v. Bakkavor Group Ltd
In this case the High Court has banned food manufacturer Bakkavor from undertaking a range of commercial activities that would involve exploiting confidential information belonging to Kerry Ingredients, a subsidiary of Irish food business Kerry Foods. In his ruling Mr Justice Newey said that information provided by Kerry to Bakkavor for “safety and regulatory purposes” had the “necessary quality of confidence” to be classed as confidential information and had to be treated as such by Bakkavor.
7 Oct 2019