Reed Smith will be hosting an upcoming CLE webinar, “Germany discovers trade secret protection! A comparative dive into the German and U.S. approach” on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12 p.m. BST and again at 12 p.m. ET.

Trade secrets and technical know-how represent valuable assets, especially for industries like the life sciences. Until recently, the legal protection afforded to these assets was inconsistent or inadequate. The U.S. Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and the European Trade Secret Directive are a testament to the fact that legislators finally recognized the problem and took action.

In the wake of the new German Trade Secrets Act, our partners Anette Gärtner and Jennifer Yule DePriest will ask:

  • Do you have adequate measures in place to safeguard confidentiality of your secrets?
  • If a third party nonetheless misappropriates them, which remedies will be available to you?

This webinar takes a comparative German/U.S. approach and is relevant for all companies that do business in either of these jurisdictions.

This program is presumptively approved for 1.0 general CLE credit in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. For lawyers licensed in New York, this course is eligible for 1.0 credit under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction Policy.

You can register by clicking here.