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This superbly researched and innovative book approaches the protection of trade secrets in the civil law and common law traditions and examines doctrinal and policy issues from that comparative perspective.
With detailed attention to the legal position in the major countries in each tradition, it illustrates the approaches that figure prominently in the debate about appropriate trade secrets protection. Among the issues and topics covered are the following:=
No other work provides such a clear understanding of this multifaceted area of law which is often a fallback or last resort when commercial dealings and relationships go wrong.
The author’s analysis of the underlying policy goals and theoretical dimension of the legal status of trade secrets, including choices in relation to the application of the criminal law and concepts of property, will prove of enormous value to academics, policymakers, and corporate counsel.