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Trade Secret Protection: A Global Guide 2nd ed

Edited by: Trevor Cook

ISBN13: 9781787424586
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781909416314
To be Published: April 2022
Publisher: Globe Law and Business
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £155.00



The law of trade secrets is one of the most important and fastest developing areas of intellectual property, but is by far the least harmonised internationally. Indeed, the protection of trade secrets was not mandated by any international treaty until the 1994 Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, which nonetheless left countries with significant latitude as to how they should implement such obligations. Since the last edition the EU Trade Secrets Directive has had the effect of establishing minimum levels of protection in the Member States of the EEA, but major differences of approach still remain, and the Directive has neither achieved total harmonisation under the civil law nor had any effect on the protection of trade secrets by means of the criminal law.

The wide variety of approaches to the protection of trade secrets internationally betrays the murky legal origins of such protection. Are they protected by civil actions, in the criminal courts, or both? And from the point of view of the civil courts, is their protection effected under unfair competition law, as seen in many civil law countries, or is it based instead on some implied contract, fiduciary or other equitable obligation theory, as seen in common law countries?

Edited by leading IP practitioner Trevor Cook, this important title demystifies the law of trade secrets in over 30 jurisdictions, covering substantive and procedural aspects of both criminal and civil law and exploring the final remedies available under each. Designed to provide clear, comprehensive and practical guidance, this is a powerful tool for anyone requiring a broader and fuller understanding of trade secret protection globally.

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Introduction
Trevor Cook, Wilmer Cutler Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP
Damages in trade secrets disputes
Christopher Gerardi & Steven Schwartz, Charles River Associates
The uneasy status of trade secrets within the international intellectual property framework
Trevor Cook, Wilmer Cutler Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP
The background to and implementation of the European Trade Secrets Directive
Trevor Cook, Wilmer Cutler Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP
Argentina
Pablo A Palazzi, Allende & Brea
Australia
Matthew Swinn, King & Wood Mallesons
Austria
Thomas Kainz, Legal Chambers Kainz
Belgium
Domien Op de Beeck & Auriane Schockaert, Bird & Bird
Brazil
Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete, Kasznar Leonardos IP
Canada
Donald M. Cameron, Bereskin & Parr LLP & Kevin Shipley, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
China
Czech Republic
Vojteˇch Chloupek, Bird & Bird
Denmark
Johan Løje, LØJE IP
Finland
Tom Vapaavuori, Bird & Bird
France
Yves Bizollon & Chloé Nicolas, Bird & Bird
Germany
Nastasia Achilles, Dentons
Hungary
Miklós Maráczi, Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC & József Tálas, Danubia Legal
India
Shwetasree Majumder, Fidus Law Chambers
Ireland
Carol Plunkett & Laura Scott, William Fry
Italy
Daniele De Angelis, Bird & Bird
Japan
Mexico
Ignacio Dominguez Torrado, Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff SC
Netherlands
Nigeria
Olayemi Anyanechi & Adesola Olanrewaju-Kadri, Sefton Fross
Poland
Michał Chodorek, KRK Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasin´ski
Portugal
Ana Rita Paínho, Sérvulo & Associados
Russia
David A. Aylen, Gowling WLG
Singapore
Alban Kang, Bird & Bird ATMD LLP
South Africa
Joanne van Harmelen, ENSafrica
South Korea
Chun Y. Yang, Seok Hee Lee, Dong Hyun Yang & Jongmin Lee, Kim & Chang
Spain
Sweden
Gabriel Lidman, Bird & Bird
Switzerland
Simon Holzer, Kilian Schärli & Stefan Schröter, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal
Turkey
Ug˘ur Aktekin, Güldeniz Dog˘an Alkan & Dilan Sıla Kayalıca, Gün + Partners
United Kingdom
Trevor Cook Wilmer Cutler Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP
United States
Baraa Kahf, Knobbe Martens