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

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Ansgar Ohly

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Date Written: September 12, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ohly, Ansgar, The German Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2019 (September 12, 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3578381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3578381

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