In general, trade secrets have been protected in Slovakia by the Slovak Commercial Code (Act no. 513/1991 Coll. as amended). The Slovak legislator therefore did not introduce a new law on trade secrets but rather decided to implement the Trade Secrets Directive by amending the existing set of laws. The implementing measures clarify what an infringement of a trade secret is, widen its scope and specify further protection.
The legislative process has been completed.
The implementing legislation is effective as of 1 January 2018.