Trade Secrets: Proposals to Improve Protection of Confidential Information Across the EU

February 05, 2014

Proposals have recently been put forward by the European Commission to reform European law on trade secrets by harmonising protection across all EU member states. The proposals are in the form of a draft directive which has three main aims:

  • To establish a common definition of trade secrets and what constitutes misappropriation.
  • To provide civil remedies to holders of trade secrets.
  • To introduce court measures to prevent disclosure of trade secrets during litigation.

Read "Trade Secrets: Proposals to Improve Protection of Confidential Information Across the EU".