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15 October 2019
Gordon Drakes Keeping your trade secrets safe – EU perspective for franchisors

European Union - Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Trade Secrets Directive seeks to harmonise the protection of trade secrets in all EU member states. In general, the implementation of the directive is positive for franchisors, as the protection of trade secrets and confidential information is key to the success of a franchise system. Although franchisors may be able to rely on the statutory definition of 'trade secret' set out under the directive, they should nonetheless continue to ensure that their confidential information is safeguarded contractually.

Author: Gordon Drakes
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