Category Archive: Trade Secrets

Cyberkriminalität: Gewappnet für den Ernstfall?

Autoren: Dr. Jan Geert Meents, Jan Pohle und Dr. Christian Schoop *) – Erschienen in der Börsenzeitung vom 14. Januar 2017 – Immer wieder erschüttern spektakuläre Straftaten im Zusammenhang mit Cyberkriminalität die Wirtschaftswelt, zum Teil mit erheblichen finanziellen Schäden. So zuletzt in dem medienträchtigen Fall einer Cyber-Attacke auf über 900.000 DSL-Router oder die jüngst bekannt gewordenen …

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EU Parliament votes for Trade Secrets Directive

On 14 April 2016, the EU Parliament voted by 503-131 to adopt the “Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure” (“Directive”). The Directive aims to facilitate the cross-border transfer of know-how and to foster competition …

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Trade Secrets Directive – Agreement between Commission, Parliament and Council

On 15 December 2015, the EU Commission, the Council and the Parliament agreed on a final compromise text of a “Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure” (“Directive”). Background The Commission’s original proposal of November …

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Handle with care – the Commission’s agenda on trade secrets protection

The Commission’s proposal for a “DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure” (the “Directive”) is meant to bring the protection of trade secrets to a new level. An article looking at key elements of the …

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