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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

China: CFDA’s First Circular in 2015 Opens a Route of Evidence Collection for IP Cases Involving Pharmaceutical Products

Anyone with experience in China knows that, due to lack of discovery, the challenge of obtaining evidence can be a significant deterrence to bringing patent infringement and anti-counterfeiting lawsuits in China.  The recently-promulgated Circular on Issues Relating to Comprehensive Implementation of Electronic Supervision and Administration for Drug Production and Distribution Enterprises (the “Circular“) may give