Trade Secrets Directive

Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (Text with EEA relevance)

 

Preamble
 

Chapter I - Subject matter and scope

Article 1 - Subject matter and scope
Article 2 - Definitions

Chapter II - Acquisition, use and disclosure of trade secrets

Article 3 - Lawful acquisition, use and disclosure of trade secrets
Article 4 - Unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure of trade secrets
Article 5 - Exceptions


Chapter III - Measures, procedures and remedies


Section 1 - General provisions

Article 6 - General obligation
Article 7 - Proportionality and abuse of process
Article 8 - Limitation period
Article 9 - Preservation of confidentiality of trade secrets in the course of legal proceedings

Section 2 - Provisional and precautionary measures

Article 10 - Provisional and precautionary measures
Article 11 - Conditions of application and safeguards

Section 3 - Measures resulting from a decision on the merits of the case

Article 12 - Injunctions and corrective measures
Article 13 - Conditions of application, safeguards and alternative measures
Article 14 - Damages
Article 15 - Publication of judicial decisions

Chapter IV - Sanctions, reporting and final provisions

Article 16 - Sanctions for non-compliance with this Directive
Article 17 - Exchange of information and correspondents
Article 18 - Reports
Article 19 - Transposition
Article 20 - Entry into force
Article 21 - Addressees

 

Disclaimer

Text in force at 01-01-2019. The text can be verified at EUR-Lex. Titles of articles have been added for convenience, but are lacking in the official text, IP-PorTal.