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Trade Secrets Act now a national law in Germany

Germany - May 9 2019 On April 26, the Geschäftsgeheimnisgesetz (Trade Secrets Act, “Act”) came into effect. It took Germany over a year from the implementation deadline...

Iris Kruse.

The new German Trade Secrets Act - a game changer

Germany - May 7 2019 At long last, Germany transposed the Trade Secrets Directive (“Directive”) into national law. Almost a year after the implementation deadline, the...

Iris Kruse.

Trade secret litigation - is Germany next?

European Union - May 14 2018 In anticipation of the implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive, the topic of know-how protection has been widely discussed. Dr Anette Gärtner...

FRAND licensing in Germany - the recent Düsseldorf decision

Germany - April 19 2018 The findings from the recent Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf decision Mobiles Kommunikationssystem have established a new framework that should be...

Europe Explores Data Ownership

European Union - August 10 2017 Machine-generated data is a hot commodity, but who owns this information? As more and more valuable data are generated, should there be legislation...