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New French Law Expands Protections Covering Trade Secrets
10 October 2018
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France recently passed a new law—transposing EU Directive 2016/943—that seeks to protect businesses against the unlawful use of their “trade secrets”; that is, their undisclosed know-how and other valuable business information.
The statute sets comprehensive procedural measures and civil remedies tailored to fight violations of trade secrets but does not create new specific criminal liability for such violations.
While reforming the 1968 French Blocking Statute has been contemplated during this legislative process, this effort still remains to be done.
Lord Goldsmith QC
Antoine F. Kirry
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