3rd Circ. Won't Revive $80M Fragrance Secrets Row

Law360, Philadelphia (February 12, 2016, 4:59 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit refused on Friday to revive Givaudan Fragrances Corp.’s $80 million lawsuit against a former executive and rival Mane USA Inc., after the company’s allegations of stolen trade secrets for its perfumes were shot down at the trial court level.

In an unpublished opinion, the appeals court concluded that Givaudan did not provide enough specific information about most of the fragrance formulas it believed that Mane had appropriated, and said that the February 2014 jury trial was not flawed. 

“It is patently obvious that trade secrets must be identified with enough specificity to put a defendant on notice of...

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