A new GEVERS trade secret protection and management offer

The increasing importance of confidential information in today’s business environment is no secret anymore. With the rise of open innovation, greater employee mobility and increased cyber threats among other factors, the value of trade secrets and the need to proactively protect them has only increased over the years. Trade secrets are important for R&D, innovation, competitiveness and growth and having a strong management and protection system in place is now a must for any innovative company.

A new EU Directive. The growing importance of trade secrets has been acknowledged by the EU legislator that adopted the so called ‘Trade Secret Directive’ on June 8, 2016 (EU Directive 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council). Its objective is to harmonize the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure at the EU level.

The clock is ticking and your business needs to anticipate. With less than a year left for the implementation of the Trade Secret Directive by member states (at the latest by June 9, 2018), implementing a comprehensive strategy to manage confidential information within your organization should be on top of your priority list.

We can help your organization protect its trade secrets

This is why GEVERS has developed a comprehensive and legally compliant Trade Secret Offer to support our clients in better identifying, protecting, managing and enforcing their trade secrets through the implementation of a four steps method and the use of a unique trade secrets management tool:

  1. a training and awareness session on trade secret protection and the new requirements imposed by the EU Trade Secret Directive;
  2. an audit of the trade secrets protection mechanisms and processes in place in your organization;
  3. a detailed report with recommendations for improving your protection mechanisms;
  4. on demand support for the implementation of said recommendations, including a unique trade secret management software.

A unique Trade Secret Asset Management Tool. In order to go one step further and provide our clients with a one stop shop solution for the protection of their confidential information, Gevers has partnered up with Chawton Innovation Services (www.hazeltradesecrets.com) to offer our clients a unique, efficient and easy to use trade secret management tool. This tool can be run directly by your organization or by us on your behalf, depending on your internal resources.

The team

Our dedicated Trade Secrets Protection Team is there to help you implement the right steps in order to better protect your trade secrets.

Trade Secret protection and management specialists:

Trade Secret Asset Management Tool specialists:

  • Noshin Malik (BE)
  • Sarah Luyssaert (BE)
  • Eugénie Bard (FR)