Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Conference, 'Trade Secrets: Supporting Innovation, Protecting Know-how'

Conference, 'Trade Secrets: Supporting Innovation, Protecting Know-how'
Published on: 11/05/2015

This conference addressed the pressing challenge of protecting European companies from acts of dishonest misappropriation of their know-how and other strategic business information.

Event date: 29/06/2012

The conference looked at the legal protection of trade secrets and confidential business information, the economic rationale behind it, and the role and importance of trade secrets in innovation and competitiveness.

It provided the opportunity for a fruitful dialogue with stakeholders on possible policy options. It also served as a preparatory step in the launching of a survey on the topic.