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Trade Secrets | UEAPME: European SME association

March 14, 2016 - Trade Secrets

Know-how or confidential business information (trade secrets) are important for the competitiveness of European businesses. These intangible assets are fundamental to their innovation and research efforts. Their adequate and harmonised protection across Europe, therefore represents an invaluable factor for growth and jobs. UEAPME, a European SME association reflects on the importance of trade secrets and analyses how EU legislation will foster innovation and strengthen competitiveness in the EU.