What is a trade secret?

Trade secret is any technical know how or business information that:

-is secret, i.e. not in the public domain
-has commercial value because it is secret
-has been subject to reasonable steps to keep it a secret.

(This definition has been confirmed in the EU Trade Secret Directive ( 2016/943/EU) of 5 July 2016, implemented across EU Member States in 2018). 

A trade secret can exist for a very long period. If made public, it is no longer enforceable unless the owner has timely filed a patent (enforceable for 20 years) or, unless the publication is a result from misappropriation.

How we can help you and add value?

Education

Selection of your enforceable trade secret

Documentation and management of your trade secret

Where we make the difference

EXPERTISE

GEVERS has developed substantial legal expertise on the European Directive and closely follows its implementation across the EU.
Furthermore, Gevers possess all required technical and legal capabilities to be able to offer a complete Trade Secret management service including training, identification and management process, and any implementation step including revision or creation of Agreements.

We have created entirely new processes and tools dedicated to trade secret management, to enable you to leverage the value of Trade Secrets to its fullest.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

In line with Gevers strategic partnership aim, we go beyond simply executing IP protection services for our clients. We take interest in our clients business and competitive environment and stand with them to continuously optimize their protection by all available IP tools, and related means such as trade secrets.

We are look forward to working with YOU

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