Trade Secrets: UK Implements EU Directive On Time but Uncertainties Remain

 On Saturday, 9 June 2018, with little or no fanfare, the UK’s Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018 No. 597) came into force. These  Trade Secret Regulations implement into UK law the 8 June 2016 EU Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure ((EU) 2016/943) (“the EU Directive”).  Subject to any change of policy by the Government, the Regulations will remain in force in the UK after Brexit.

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