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Okt 30, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 18/18)
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Draft Trade Secrets Directive Bill in NL


On October 16, 2018, the Dutch Senate passed a Bill that implements the EU Trade Secrets Directive (the Bill). The Bill, after its publication as Act, shall enter into force at a time to be determined by Royal Decree.

The debate in the Senate concentrated on a provision of the Bill that gives the court the ability to order the unsuccessful party to pay the full legal costs of the other party (the Provision). The Provision forms no part of the EU Trade Secrets Directive so the Netherlands opted for a broader protection for trade secrets than the directive provides.

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Source: www.taylorwessing.com