Protecting Trade Secrets When Facing Lawsuits or Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures

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WLG's HR Law, IP/IT, and Litigation, and Dispute Resolution groups discussed what companies can do to protect their Trade Secrets when it comes to lawsuits or alternative dispute settlement procedures (including those induced by whistle blowers).

Questions discussed included:

What can a company do if it is a party to the proceedings?

Is there automatic protection for trade secrets, or do I need to apply for protection? How?

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WLG's HR Law, IP/IT, and Litigation, and Dispute Resolution groups discussed what companies can do to protect their Trade Secrets when it comes to lawsuits or alternative dispute settlement procedures (including those induced by whistle blowers).

Questions discussed included:

What can a company do if it is a party to the proceedings?

Is there automatic protection for trade secrets, or do I need to apply for protection? How?

What protection exists? For which kind of trade secrets?

What can a company do as a third party involved in the proceedings (officers / employees called as witnesses)?

What I do if I realize that my trade secrets of my company are at risk in a third party procedure (e.g. a distributor is involved in proceedings)

What steps can be taken before proceedings start in order to improve protection for trade secrets?

Moderator:

Philipp Dickenmann, CMS von Erlach Poncet - Switzerland

Panelists:

Jonathan Chamberlain, Gowling WLG - England

Indran Shanmuganathan, Shearn Delamore & Co. - Malaysia

Jane Wang, Formosa Transnational - Taiwan

Julia Wulf, Taylor Wessing - Germany

Ryan Kurtz, Goodmans LLP - Ontario, Canada See less -

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