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IP Federation comments on the proposed EU trade secrets directive

26 February 2014

The IP Federation has issued a policy paper stating its position on the proposed EU trade secrets directive.

The IP Federation remains in favour of harmonisation via an EU Directive and believes the Commission’s proposal has much to commend it. That said, we also believe the draft could be improved in certain areas. Our views on each of the following issues are more fully explained in the paper:

  1. Employer / employee relationships
  2. Requirement that unlawful acts occur “intentionally or with gross negligence”
  3. Liability of innocent third parties
  4. “Unlawful acquisition” based on “theft”, “bribery” or “deception”
  5. The limitation period in Article 7
  6. Availability of ex parte measures
  7. Loser pays costs provisions
  8. Protection of confidentiality during court proceedings

For full details, click HERE.

To see all our policy papers, click HERE.



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