Trade Secrets Law

2010

 

IPPT20101216, CJEU, Natuur en Milieu v Ctgb

Interest of protection of industrial or commercial secret may be outweighed public interest served by disclosure. the balancing exercise on a case by case basis. Term ‘environmental information’ includes information submitted for the authorisation f a plant protection product.

 

2008

 

IPPT20080214, ECJ, Varec v Belgian State

Respect business secrecy: The body responsible for the reviews must ensure that confidentiality and business secrecy are safe-guarded in respect of information contained in files communicated to that body by the parties to an action, although it may apprise itself of such information and take it into consideration.