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Trade Secrets: What's the Status and What Holds the Future

March 24, 2015 • Brussels, Belgium

Starts: 12:00 PM (Brussels)
Ends: 2:00 PM (Brussels)
Site: Crowell & Moring
Address: 7 Rue Joseph Stevens

This Crowell & Moring lunch-seminar is organized in association with the Belgian Institute for In-house Counsel. The status of the draft European Directive on the protection of trade secrets will be briefly discussed as an introduction to a practical and interactive discussion.The speakers will draw upon their extensive experience to explain, on the basis of a case study how the current legal framework allows trade secret holders to act against the misappropriation of these valuable, often vulnerable  intangible assets. Not only the mere contractual remedies, but in particular those offered under current labor and intellectual property laws will be highlighted. Consequently, the same case study will be used as a basis to discuss if the legislative initiative at European level offers better guarantees to companies whose trade secrets have been misappropriated, as well as to companies and their works that are being accused of such misappropriation.

Register by March 20 via e-mail to

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Jan-Diederik Lindemans
Partner – Brussels
Phone: +
Emmanuel Plasschaert
Partner – Brussels
Phone: +