Trade secrets

EESC opinion: Trade secrets

Key points


  • supports the objective of the Commission proposing that the legal protection of know-how and trade secrets be harmonised, since they are key elements in promoting businesses' capacity for innovation in general and their competitiveness, especially that of SMEs.
  • welcomes the balanced approach of the proposed directive in that it seeks to guarantee legal certainty and enhance the value of innovations covered by the trade secrets by means of greater legislative convergence compatible with international law.

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