Protecting Know-how & Trade Secrets
Although the new EU guideline on protecting trade secrets improves the odds of prosecuting know-how theft, the bar for successfully proceeding against the transgressor is at the same time set very high in that the original owner must be able to prove sufficient effort went into protecting the misappropriated know-how. The guideline additionally overturns the German regulation as to reverse engineering being to some extent prohibited by competition law. In other words, only the position of those who actively protect their knowledge has been improved.
How it works is something we’ve learned from a multitude of consulting projects on key know-how protection, employee awareness and layer-based protection concepts. We will assist you equally in drafting contracts as well as in developing a viable protection concept for your know-how and trade secrets.