Trade Secret Law In China: 3 Highlights From 2017

By Ruixue Ran, Sheng Huang and Robert Williams (January 26, 2018, 12:06 PM EST) -- China saw significant developments in trade secret law in 2017. The new Anti-Unfair Competition Law substantially strengthens trade secret protection in the civil and administrative proceedings. A series of high-profile trade secret cases demonstrated that rights owners are taking trade secret more seriously, especially for the companies in the high-tech industries. To streamline the trial of trade secret cases, the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court issued detailed guidance for trade secret cases. All of these developments are encouraging trade secret rights-holders, including multinational companies with a presence in China, to enforce their trade secret rights in the world's second largest economy....

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