Germany is a leading jurisdiction for patent litigation, yet it is still not popular for those bringing trade secrets disputes. Frankfurt partner Dr Anette Gärtner has published a case comment, “German Federal Supreme Court: Hohlfasermembranspinnanlage II — Enforcement of Claims for Misuse of Trade Secrets”, looking at the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the misappropriation of trade secrets.

The case comment discusses the underlying issues surrounding bringing know-how litigation in Germany, analyses the guidance from the Supreme Court, which restated the applicable standards, and outlines some of the important changes that will be seen when Germany implements the EU Trade Secrets Directive. Please refer to the full article by Dr Anette Gärtner in the latest edition of the European Intellectual Property Review.