Should trade secrets be protected by private and/or criminal law? A comparison between Finnish and German laws

Autor(en): Ackermann-Blome, Natalie
Rindell, Joanna
Stichwörter: Government & Law; Law
Erscheinungsdatum: 2018
Herausgeber: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Journal: JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW & PRACTICE
Volumen: 13
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 78
Seitenende: 87
Zusammenfassung: 
The European Union recently enacted a Trade Secrets Directive in order to harmonize trade secrets protection throughout the internal market. With particular regard to private remedies, this raises the question whether the Member States that have relied primarily on criminal law so far will merely have to add on private law rules or also modify or even abolish their present regime. Germany is one, but not the only country, where this issue will arise. The comparison with the law of Nordic countries may thus enrich the upcoming discussion.
ISSN: 17471532
DOI: 10.1093/jiplp/jpx209

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