EU Is On Its Way To Harmonizing Trade Secret Laws

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 1:11 PM EST) -- On Nov. 27, 2013, the European Commission proposed a directive “on the protection of undisclosed know-how and confidential business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.” If adopted, the directive will establish a common definition of “trade secrets” and set of remedies in all 28 EU members states. The proposed directive now goes to the European Parliament and European Union member state governments via the European Council for adoption.

As in the United States, trade secret theft in Europe has been a front-page...
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