In an unparalleled effort, the U.S. passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) on May 11, 2016, and less than a month later the EU passed Directive 2016/943 (EU 943). The two laws are substantially similar and have significant implications on international technology,
business and employment.
DTSA creates the first U.S. private federal trade secret civil action with nationwide service and enforcement. Similarly, EU 943 creates the first private trade secret action applicable across all EU member states. Companies engaged in cross-border U.S./EU business should be aware of the two new trade secrets laws, and the need to harmonize their practices and strategies for addressing the commonalities of such.Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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