Trade Secrets Law
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE N° 1150
10 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2020
Date Written: June 2020
The standardisation of trade secret protection was one of the goals of the TRIPs Agreement of 1998. Nevertheless, substantial differences in this protection remain across jurisdictions. When defining the optimal scope of trade secrets law, lawmakers should be aware that strong trade secret protection is likely to promote inventiveness, but it is also likely to hinder the diffusion of knowledge and prevent competition.
Keywords: Trade Secrets Law, Intellectual Property
JEL Classification: K0, L1
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