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Netherlands: Getting the most out of the new trade secret protection act

The new Trade Secret Protection Act came into force recently in the Netherlands. The Act is an implementation of the EU Trade Secrets Directive, which seeks to improve and harmonise the standards of protection of trade secrets throughout the EU. The newly introduced confidentiality provisions, in combination with the availability of effective evidence collection opportunities

FRAND license litigation: new ways of accessing relevant rates in France

Besides its new provisions defining the trade secret and sanctioning its infringements, the French Law of 30 July 2018 regarding Trade Secret offers new procedural instruments aimed at efficiently protecting the confidentiality of the exhibits submitted by the parties. Article L.153-2 of the Code of Commerce provides that any person having access to an exhibit

2018 Spells a new beginning for IP arbitration in Hong Kong

Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 comes into effect The long-awaited Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 (the “Amendment Ordinance“) is finally applicable to arbitrations commenced on or after 1 January 2018 or to arbitrations commenced prior to this date if the parties themselves choose to apply the amendments to their arbitrations. By introducing sections 103A to 103J into