COVID-19 / Coronavirus
The world is taking extraordinary steps to fight and delay the spread of COVID-19. At Schellenberg Wittmer, we have taken the necessary steps to protect the health of our employees, our clients and the wider communities we work and live in. Most of our lawyers and staff now work remotely, but we remain fully available and reachable by phone (the normal phone numbers), email, fax and regular mail.

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EU Know-How Protection: Implications for Swiss Businesses


Through minimum standards given by the EU Directive and the implementation in legislation by the Member States, the EU has given itself new legal rules for the protection of trade secrets. The standardization and improvement of the level of protection of trade secrets is linked to higher requirements for own efforts to maintain confidentiality. These legal developments in the EU are also significant for Swiss businesses, particularly with regard to ensuring and documenting reasonable steps to keep a secret confidential.


Philipp Groz, Prof. Dr. Peter Georg Picht and Adrienne Hennemann


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