Additional Protection of Trade Secrets to become effective in the EU

News Update USA
06 February 2018

As a result of the EU Trade Secrets Directive 2016/943/EU, all EU Member States are required to implement national legislation with respect to the protection of trade secrets on or before 9 June 2018.The Netherlands recently presented a legislative proposal for a Dutch Trade Secrets Act to the Dutch parliament. The Trade Secrets Act provides a framework for protection of certain trade secrets and confidential information, provided that reasonable measures have been taken to keep such information secret. The Trade Secret Act provides companies with various tools and remedies to prevent unlawful acquisition, disclosure and use of their Trade Secrets. 

Click here for more information on the Trade Secrets Act proposal.

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