Protection of Trade Secrets

Passage of the draft Directive on Trade Secrets (the ‘Directive’), proposed in November 2013, looks imminent. We’re expecting that the final Directive will be published this summer, giving each of the 28 EU Member States two years in which to enact national implementing legislation.

The new Directive aims to harmonise the differing national laws protecting trade secrets from unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure by establishing a common framework of minimum standards.


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The European Commission has announced a proposal for a directive “on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.” This measure will prove popular in the context of a recent survey in the “Study on Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information in the