The German Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2019
Jens Schovsbo, Timo Minssen and Thomas Riis (eds), "The harmonization and protection of trade secrets in the EU – An Appraisal of the EU Directive", Edward Elgar, forthcoming
15 Pages Posted: 12 May 2020
Date Written: September 12, 2019
This paper introduces and analyses the German Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2019 (Geschäftsgeheimnisgesetz), which implements the EU Trade Secrets Directive 2016/943. It also addresses issues of interpretation left open by the Directive, which will have to be decided by the CJEU and the national courts.
Keywords: trade secrets, IP law, unfair competition law, Germany
JEL Classification: K31, K29, K33
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