September/October’s Highlight: Managing Trade Secrets for SMEs

Trade secrets are important components in the world of business, and they require close attention. On the one hand, trade secrets include information that has a commercial value, which offers competitive advantage in the market; on the other hand, they do not require registration, so businesses must take efficient measures to protect them. Although they are not substitutes for each other, trade secrets are increasingly preferred over patents in Europe, especially by SMEs as there are no registration procedures and costs.

Take a look at the following publications of the European IPR Helpdesk, inspire yourself with the relevant SME case studies and check our non-disclosure agreement templates to get full support on protecting confidential information:

The European IPR Helpdesk tools and publications for SMEs:

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