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Commission proposes rules to help protect against the theft of confidential business information

A black business briefcase protected with secret code and dimly lit on a dark background is opening

The new rules introduce a common definition of trade secrets, as well as means through which victims of trade secret misappropriation can obtain redress. They will make it easier for national courts to deal with the misappropriation of confidential business information, to remove the trade secret infringing products from the market and make it easier for victims to receive damages for illegal actions.