From a legal point of view, it remains to be seen whether and to what extent the New York pizzeria has a protective interest in recipes and concepts and whether it will be able to obtain measures to protect for its alleged use. This case, such as the previous prescription case, on which we recently blogged, reminds us that those in the restaurant industry must precisely protect their cooking secrets and enforce effective confidentiality and confidentiality agreements. In addition, franchisors must carefully protect the proprietary aspect of their franchise systems through appropriate agreements. No further hearings are scheduled, but we will keep you informed of all the important developments in this tasty case. According to the complaint, the former employee previously owned a Pizza New York franchise. Her employment with the company ended in March 2011 and in October of that year she attempted to end her franchise. The parties reportedly agreed that the New York pizzeria would take over the restaurant and buy the former employee. However, the former employee failed to comply with certain obligations under the contract and filed a breach of contract complaint. The New York pizzeria then filed a counter-action accusing the embezzlement of trade secrets. The complaint was eventually settled after the agreement, the New York Pizzeria claimed that the former employee had continued to steal the product from the New York pizzeria, and the company filed a second complaint in which it argued independent charges of misappropriation of trade secrets. Sela refers to TripAdvisor`s guarantee during the negotiations that Slice would become the site`s sole pizza delivery partner, as the main catalyst for the agreement.
In other words, if a pizza restaurant accepts orders and deliveries via Slice, Slice receives TripAdvisor`s delivery activity. Slice charges $1.95 Commission per order. TripAdvisor expects a monthly attendance of 200 million restaurants worldwide. You may not transfer, sublicensing or otherwise transfer your rights under these Terms and Conditions. If a provision in this agreement is null, illegal, invalid or inoperable, it does not affect the validity or applicability of the other clauses of the contract that remain in force and which have legal effects, as if the null, illegal, invalid or inoperable clause were not part of this agreement.