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The EU Trade Secrets Directive: an alternative to patenting?

  • 30 November 2017
  • 9am until 10.00am (registration & breakfast from 8.15am)
  • 5 Chancery Lane, London, EC4A 1BL
  • Entry: Free

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The EU Trade Secrets Directive comes into force on 9 June 2018 and harmonises the protection of trade secrets across the EU and for the first time provides for a statutory definition of a trade secret.

In this session Lewis Silkin Partner, Dr Chris Hayes and Ian Silcock, an IP barrister from Hardwicke Chambers, will provide an overview of:

  • The current trade secret law in the UK
  • Enforcement of trade secrets in the UK
  • Key aspects of the new EU Trade Secrets Directive
  • The tension between the protection offered by patenting which requires making the details of your invention public and protecting inventions as trade secrets
  • Discussion on how the new changes can benefit your business and help you develop a strategy to protect key intellectual asset's

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