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GSK Update: New “Act on the Protection of Trade Secrets”

After the GeschGehG also passed the Bundesrat on 12 April 2019, it will come into force in the next few days. It improves the protection of trade secrets. At the same time, however, higher demands are placed on those who wish to make use of this protection. In future, protection will only be granted to those who have actively taken appropriate secrecy measures and can prove them. The desire for secrecy will no longer be assumed by the courts.

Furthermore, the new act allows for reverse engineering in Germany, provided that it does not violate other laws or contractual obligations. In addition, whistleblower protection will be extended and will also apply to trade secrets in the future.

In the GSK Update you will find important information and practical tips on the new "Act on the Protection of Trade Secrets".