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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:

Useful link

Official Journal of the EU: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2016:157:TOC

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