The Harmonization and Protection of Trade Secrets in the EU
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The Harmonization and Protection of Trade Secrets in the EU

An Appraisal of the EU Directive

Edited by Jens Schovsbo, Timo Minssen and Thomas Riis

This book addresses the growing importance of trade secrets in today's society and business and the related increase in litigation, media and scholarly attention, using the new EU Trade Secrets Directive as a prism through which to discuss the complex legal issues involved. Written by a team of international experts, it discusses and analyses national implementation of the Directive and explores the effects of the new regime on contentious issues and crucial sectors such as big data and AI.
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Chapter 8: Implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive into national law: Portugal and Spain

Ana Nordberg and Bárbara Díaz Alaminos


As in the other EU countries (except for Sweden), the protection of trade secrets in Portugal and Spain has been derived from general legal principles (of civil law, penal law and unfair market law). This chapter considers the situation in Spain and Portugal.

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