Businesses are increasingly turning to trade secrets as a mechanism to protect their innovations and know-how. From the implementation of the EU Trade Secrets Directive, to recent amendments to China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law, many countries have taken significant strides to increase protection for trade secret owners and their rights.  However, mobile workforces, advancements in technology, and inconsistencies in enforcement regimes pose new challenges for rights holders. With further political and economic changes on the horizon, learning how to navigate this rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape is essential.

Our guide

We are delighted to launch the second edition of our guide to trade secrets legislation and legal developments around the world. Knowing how, when and where to enforce your rights is essential. This guide assesses the current state of legal protection afforded to rights holders within each jurisdiction, as well as the changes that are taking place.

Understanding the law and how it can help you can mitigate potential losses and save vast amounts in legal fees and potential loss of revenue.

What’s new for 2020?

Our 2020 edition introduces new chapters examining trade secrets legislation in Japan and Mexico, as well as the latest developments across China, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, UK, and the United States.

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