Webinar: The importance of trade secrets enforcement to industry

Wednesday 17 June, 10am – 10:45am

In the digital economy, it is not enough for businesses to merely give a nod towards trade secrets. Nearly everything is expressed in data. This data has substantial value and businesses face disruption and potentially significant impact, if the data is vulnerable to loss, employee theft or cyber attack. It is therefore crucial for a business to implement practical steps to protect and monitor its valuable information, as well as ensuring that such information can be recognised as a ‘trade secret’ under law, and therefore garner the law’s protection. There are numerous well-documented instances of misappropriation of trade secrets in key industries, from Formula One to emerging and developing technologies, such as around connected autonomous vehicles.

In this webinar, we will focus on strategies for identifying and protecting trade secrets, as well as the tools and technologies that can be deployed to detect and contain unauthorised use, or theft, of trade secrets. Key for a business which has suffered unauthorised trade secret disclosure is the taking of swift and effective enforcement action to minimise its wider disclosure and mitigate the disclosure consequences. We will cover civil enforcement options available under the law as well as the proactive practical steps which the aggrieved business should take to safeguard trade secrets.

This webinar will focus on the position under UK/ EU law.

Register for this webinar here.

Speakers

Joel Smith
Joel Smith
Partner, Head of Intellectual Property, London
+44 20 7466 2331

Jessica Welborn
Jessica Welborn
Senior Associate
+44 20 7466 2243

Rachel Montagnon
Rachel Montagnon
Professional Support Consultant, IP, London
+44 20 7466 2217