EU Trade Secrets Fix Earns High Marks

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 10:21 PM EST) -- The European Union's move to propose legislation to create a unionwide framework for trade secrets law has scored a thumbs up from intellectual property attorneys, who said on Tuesday that the plan was an important, long-overdue step forward from the frustrating patchwork of current laws.

Like in the U.S., the theft of proprietary information in Europe is handled by a quilt of smaller jurisdictions. But unlike the U.S., which has the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the EU has never adopted a firm, continentwide set of standards...
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