|The AmeriKat has adopted one means of|
keeping things secret....
But this morning the stalking came to an end with the publication of Directive (EU) 2016/943 - otherwise known as the EU Trade Secrets Directive - in the Official Journal (see link here). The publication comes almost three weeks after the Council unanimously adopted the Directive (see post here).
Under Article 20, the Directive:
"...shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the ."Which means that the Directive will come into force on 5 July 2016. Member States have a maximum of two years to incorporate the Directive's provisions into domestic law.
For the Official Journal entry click here
For a copy of Directive 2016/943 click here
For previous IPKat posts on trade secrets click here