Protection of Work Results Made Available Online

Roger Staub, Dr. iur. Thilo Pachmann

Contributed by Froriep Renggli

The Federal Supreme Court recently outlined the conditions under which a party is allowed to exploit the work results of a competitor.


The dispute arose because a party downloaded information from the website of the company that produces the ‚Arzneimittelkompendium‘, a compendium of all available drugs. The downloaded information, which constituted all information on the drugs in the compendium, was used for a rival database.


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