Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition of 3 June 2014 on the Proposal of the European Commission for a Directive on the Protection of Undisclosed Know-How and Business Information (Trade Secrets) against their Unlawful Acquisition, Use and Disclosure of 28 November 2013, Com(2013) 813 Final

In: International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), Vol. 45, Issue 8, 2014, pp. 953-967

Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 14-11

18 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2014 Last revised: 2 May 2017

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Roland Knaak

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Annette Kur

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Reto Hilty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; University of Zurich; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Date Written: June 3, 2014

Abstract

The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition is a research institute within the Max Planck Society. Its main purpose is to undertake basic research on legal and economic issues on intellectual property and competition law. One main focus of its activity is the study of European intellectual property and unfair competition law. The Institute regularly advises governmental bodies and parliaments, at both the national and the international level. The Institute hereby provides its comments on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure of 28.11.2013, (COM) 813 final. All references in these Comments to the compromise proposal of the Council Presidency refer to the proposal of 19 May 2014 (Doc 9870/14).

Keywords: Trade Secret Protection, Know-how Protection, European Union Law, Harmonization, Directive on Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition Law, Intellectual Property, ROM II Regulation, International Private Law, TRIPS Agreement, Enforcement of Trade Secret Protection

Suggested Citation

Knaak, Roland and Kur, Annette and Hilty, Reto, Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition of 3 June 2014 on the Proposal of the European Commission for a Directive on the Protection of Undisclosed Know-How and Business Information (Trade Secrets) against their Unlawful Acquisition, Use and Disclosure of 28 November 2013, Com(2013) 813 Final (June 3, 2014). In: International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), Vol. 45, Issue 8, 2014, pp. 953-967; Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 14-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2464971

Roland Knaak (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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Germany

Annette Kur

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Reto Hilty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Munich, 80539
Germany

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