CIPA response to the Technical Consultation on Draft Regulations Concerning Trade Secrets

Published: 16 March 2018

CIPA is pleased that a technical consultation has been issued on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/943, specifically on the Regulations which will transpose the Directive into UK law. We fully support the intention of the Directive, which is to provide minimum standards for measures and procedures that trade secret holders should be able to rely on in the event of unlawful acquisition, use or disclosure of their trade secrets. We welcome the fact the Directive will significantly improve the protection for trade secrets in some EU jurisdictions. However, it is important to bear in mind that the Directive is not intended to reduce the protection for trade secrets in those member states, such as the UK, that already provide protection above the minimum standards.

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