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EU Trade Secrets Directive comes into force July 2016
The EU Trade Secrets Directive (2016/943) has been published in the Official Journal of the EU, therefore setting the date for it to come into force on 05 July 2016. Member states will then have up to two years to incorporate the Directive's provisions into their domestic law.
With the recent signing of the US Defend Trade Secrets Act on 11 May 2016, it appears that trade secrets are to be a global hot topic in the coming months.
More about the Trade Secrets Directive
We have previously reported on the Trade Secrets Directive towards implementation and its impact on the UK in particular:
- New Trade Secrets Directive expected during 2016, 11 March 2016
- Trade Secrets Directive to come into force in 2016, 22 February 2016
Official Journal of the EU: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2016:157:TOC