EU Consultation on trade secrets
Document No: PUB 20C/13
In December 2012, the EU Commission launched a public consultation on the protection against misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential business information in the EU, which initially took the form of an online questionnaire. The Commission had previously (in March 2011) appointed a law firm to study the legal framework and practices in the 27 Member States regarding trade secret protection. This was published in January 2012. The Commission had also organised a conference on the subject in June 2012.