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Navigating the new landscape for trade secret protection in Europe
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • May 22 2018

Trade secrets are a key asset for many businesses; but their value can evaporate if not carefully protected. Until now trade secret protection in


CJEU in C-39516, Doceram vs. CeramTec, interprets the concept of technically required features of appearance excluded from protection under Community designs Regulation
  • De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani Studio Legale
  • European Union
  • May 21 2018

A key-rule of EU design law is enshrined in Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 62002, whereby a Community design may not consist of features of


Update on the Implementation of the EU Trade Secrets Directive into German Law
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 15 2018

The EU Trade Secrets Directive, officially titled "Directive (EU) 2016943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade


Trade secret litigation - is Germany next?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • 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


Germany releases draft for implementation act for Trade Secrets Directive
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 9 2018

The draft act on the implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive was officially released 19 April 2018 by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and


Trade Secrets - Retailers don’t get left on the shelf!
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • May 2 2018

The EU Trade Secrets Directive (EU 2016943) (the “Directive”) clarifies and strengthens the current protection available to trade secrets in Ireland


Brexit: Where are we now?
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 30 2018

The latest draft of the withdrawal agreement, published last month, provided some clarification on the transitional period


Landmark decision on protectability of designs
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union
  • April 30 2018

In this decision recently rendered by the CJEU on 8 March 2018 Europe’s highest court has finally taken a stand on the controversially disputed


Requirements For Design Protection
  • Meyerlustenberger Lachenal
  • Switzerland, European Union
  • April 30 2018

Design law in Switzerland is governed by the Swiss Federal Designs Act (2001), which is commonly referred to as DesA. Promulgated under the DesA is


Key judgment on EU design law
  • Accura Advokatpartnerselskab
  • Denmark, European Union
  • April 26 2018

According to Article 8(1) of the Community Design Regulation (EC) no 62002 (CDR), no design protection may be granted to features of appearance of a