The EU Directive on the Protection of Trade Secrets and its Relation to Current Provisions in Germany

Author:Thomas Hoeren
Position:Professor at the Institute on Information, Telecommunications and Media Law (ITM), University of Münster

In June 2018, the deadline for the implementation of a new act reforming the trade secret law expired. This contribution examines the underlying EU Directive on the protection of trade secrets (Directive (EU) 2016/943, hereinafter "Directive") and outlines the differences compared to the current legislation concerning trade secrets in Germany. Furthermore, the legal nature of trade secrets and... (see full summary)

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