The Danish Supreme Court lifts injunction that was too broad
On 6 November 2015 the Danish Supreme Court upheld a judgment by the High Court which ruled that an injunction issued to protect a company's business secrets was too broad and it was consequently lifted as it was found that it had not been lawfully issued.
However, the injunction prohibited the sales manager from generally having anything to do with purchases and sales of carrageenan and alginate mixtures (food additives) which he had been working with both before and after the employment, which the Supreme Court found to be too extensive. In that connection the Supreme Court had regard to the prohibition's actual effect being that the sales manager was prevented from engaging in competing activities even though he had not accepted a competition clause and that the competitive situation on the market meant that it was usual that competitors analyse and copy each other's products within relatively short periods, which is why the prohibition of three years from the date when the sales director was dismissed was too extensive.
The injunction was thus lifted and the seizure that was made as a consequence of the injunction was not lawful.The Supreme Court's judgment can be read here. (in Danish only)