Tomorrow Hogan Lovells will join other interested parties at a round table meeting convened by the UK Intellectual Property Office to discuss the proposed approach to implementation of the new Trade Secrets Directive into English law.

The deadline for implementation of the Directive is June 2018, before Brexit, and so the meeting should be interesting on many levels. English law largely complies with the Directive already but we will report back on what changes to the law the IPO envisages.