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Trade Secrets | Valbruna: Italian family-owned steelmaker

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. Valbruna, a 3rd generation family-owned Italian stainless steel producer reflects on the importance of trade secrets, provides a practical case study and analyses how EU legislation will foster innovation and strengthen competitiveness in the EU.