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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