About: trade secrets

Trade Secrets Directive creates excessive secrecy and must be rejected

The schemed Directive on “Trade Secrets Protection” is meant to repress industrial espionage, but applies to the whole of society legal remedies that should only apply to businesses, writes a broad coalition of journalists, lawyers, scientists, unions and associations.

Protecting European firms against trade secret misappropriations

The trade secrets directive will generate legal certainty for European innovators by creating a secure environment where valuable know-how can be exchanged, writes the Trade Secrets and Innovation Coalition (TSIC).

Press freedom: How the EU struggles to match action with values

Press freedom is a reliable barometer of the state of democracy. But the EU’s failure to live up to its own standards undermines its influence on the rest of the world, argues Jean-Paul Marthoz.
Trade & Society 11-03-2015

Trade Secrets Directive: Don’t overlook enforcement!

The latest draft version of the Trade Secrets Directive currently being discussed in the European Parliament poses some serious enforcement issues, writes Jan-Diederik Lindemans. Little to no attention has been given to the costs of litigation, he warns.