The Trade Secrets Directive – Harmonisation of Trade Secrets Law in the EU is on the Way

03 September 2015

Robert Williams, Warren Wayne

On 28 November 2013, the European Commission (“EC”) published a draft Trade Secrets Directive (the “Directive”). Although those in the know were aware the EC was looking at the problems created by a lack of consistent protection for innovative ideas across Europe, and there had been some stakeholder and public consultation, the publication of a Directive so quickly came as a surprise to many.

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This article appeared in the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.