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Trade secrets

Trade secrets are an important part of a business' IP assets.  They come in many forms, from technical know-how and manufacturing processes to customer lists and pricing information. All trade secrets need protecting. 

However, protection is easily lost and loss of protection can have severe financial impact on your business. Any business can unwittingly use another party's confidential information and become liable for it. It is easy to see how the use and ownership of trade secrets can lead to disputes. 

The deep understanding across our team draws on experts across our IP, employment, litigation and cyber security teams to help you protect your trade secrets.

Our international team develops in-house training, carries out assessments, implements robust processes to prevent the misuse or theft of information and drafts confidentiality agreements and agreements for the sale or license of trade secrets. When disputes arise our team has extensive experience in handling trade secrets litigation and alternative dispute resolution procedures robustly and quickly.

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Better safe than sorry - On the reasonableness of secrecy measures

The German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) on the question when secrecy measures are reasonable according to the German Trade Secrets Act.

20 October 2022
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by Dr Julia Petersen

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New EU Commission Study on the legal protection of Trade Secrets

30 September 2022
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by Dr. Christian Frank, Licencié en droit (Paris II / Panthéon-Assas)

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The counterclaim in trade secret infringement proceedings

22 September 2022
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by Dr Julia Petersen

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Trade secret protection as part of HR compliance

31 August 2022
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by Johannes Simon, LL.M. (Durham)

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Secrecy Order vs. Interim Injunction Order?

5 August 2022
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by Dr Julia Petersen

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