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The EU Trade Secrets Directive (December 2014)

02 March 2015

The IP Federation has submitted to MEPs a paper on the proposed EU trade secrets directive. The key issues that we are concerned with are the following:

  • Setting a minimum standard
  • Overly broad carve-outs
  • The definition of “trade secret”
  • Possible interference with labour mobility

These issues are addressed in greater detail in the paper. A number of less critical issues are also addressed at the end of this paper.

We understand that the deadline for amendments in JURI on the proposed EU trade secrets directive was set at 3 March 2015, although JURI has decided to postpone discussions and pushed back the deadline for amendments to 26 March 2015.

For full details, click HERE.

To see all our policy papers, click HERE.



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