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EU Trade Secrets Directive: Upcoming seminars – Munich/Amsterdam

Trade secrets can be one of your most valuable assets, but due to the lack of a consistent framework in Europe, effectively protecting trade secrets can often prove challenging. This will be changing: by 9 June 2018 Member States of the European Union must implement the EU Trade Secrets Directive into national law. The Directive will harmonize trade secrets laws across all EU Member States and introduce more robust rules to protect trade secret owners and their rights.

With the implementation date on the horizon in Europe, many businesses are reconsidering their trade secrets strategy. Join us in Munich (4 June) and Amsterdam (5 June) to look at its potential impact.


Topics

Munich, Germany (4 June)

  • The EU Trade Secrets Directive: how the Directive will impact the way we protect and enforce undisclosed know-how and business information
  • Case Study tailored to the problems that typically face companies in practice – taking into account the German draft law that has come to light
  • Update on how the EU Trade Secrets Directive will affect employment law

Amsterdam, Netherlands (5 June)

  • The current trade secrets landscape: Europe vs. the U.S.
  • The EU Trade Secrets Directive: how the Directive will impact the way we protect and enforce undisclosed know-how and business information
  • Changes in Dutch law: the legislative proposal for implementation of the Directive and recent developments in case law
  • What we can learn from the U.S. about the upcoming changes: similarities, differences and strategies

To find out more, please contact: Judith Feuerer (Munich) or Sandra Buitdendam (Amsterdam)