Text of new EU Trade Secrets Directive released
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06 January 2016
Over the Festive holidays, the proposed wording for the new EU
Trade Secret Directive has been released.
This follows the provisional agreement made in December last
year between the European Parliament and the EU Council in regards to
the structure and wording of the new Trade Secrets Directive.
Much of the directive is unchanged from previous drafts,
however there was a number of amendments made particularly in regards
to the impact of the directive on employees and the newly developed
The draft Directive can be found on the EUROPA website where
it was posted without any huge announcement. In addition, the wording
of the agreement made on the 15th December last
year can also be publicly viewed there.
The development of this Directive is moving quickly, it is
believed the Directive will take effect early this year, with a period
of time attached for Member States to implement its measures.
If you are involved in a business where trade secrets hugely
effect you, this will be a good development to keep a close eye on.
Written by Ellis Sweetenham
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