The Trade Secrets Directive In Force – What UK Businesses Should Know

    View Author July 2016

    The EU Trade Secrets Directive came into force on 5 July and must be implemented in all EU member states by 9 June 2018. Subject to Brexit, that includes the UK. Given the uncertainty around the timescale for leaving the EU, it is possible that the UK could still be an EU member in June 2018, meaning the Directive will impact UK businesses. In light of that, and its significance in the remaining 27 EU member states, this briefing summarises its main aspects, provides a more in-depth analysis of its key provisions and assesses what businesses should be doing now to prepare for its implementation.