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The secret's out! EU trade secrets directive to come into force 6 July 2016

16 June 2016. Published by David Cran, Head of IP & Tech and Louise Morgan, Senior Associate

Today Directive (EU) 2016/943 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The publication in the Official Journal can be seen here. This triggers the count-down to the directive coming into force, being 20 days after this publication.

The directive will therefore come into force on 6 July 2016, and Member States will then have two years to ensure that domestic law reflects the directive's provisions.

We have previously reported on the progress of the Trade Secrets Directive towards implementation. This can be found here.