An Appraisal of the EU Directive
Edited by Jens Schovsbo, Timo Minssen and Thomas Riis
Chapter 6: The implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive in the Nordic countries
Presently Germany primarily protects trade secrets via the Act Against Unfair Competition. The protection offered is rather rudimentary; for example, no statutory definition of ‘a secret’ exists. This chapter first restates the current situation in German law and then analyses the effects on German law of the Directive in the light of the legislative initiatives.
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