To what extent do trade secrets & IP play a part in your brand value and corporate strategy?
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Which of the following statements best describes your corporate view on trade secrets and IP protection?
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Where would you rank the importance of trade secrets relative to other IP for your company?
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Do you foresee trade secret protection as increasing in importance relative to other IP due to the advance of technological innovation/digitalisation?
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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: IP and, in particular, patent rights have swung so far towards protection that they holdback and risk undermining innovation?
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To what extent do you understand the implications of the US’ Defend Trade Secrets Act for your company?
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To what extent do you understand the implications of the EU’s Trade Secrets Directive for your company?
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Should UK companies (including subsidiaries of foreign companies) be governed by the EU’s Trade Secrets Directive after the UK leaves the EU?
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As far as you are aware, has your company had valuable information/trade secrets stolen?
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In terms of where trade secrets theft originates from, which of the following are you most fearful of?
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To what extent are technology transfer requirements, compulsory licensing, import restrictions and other barriers to market access a concern for your company with respect to trade secrets?
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To what extent are Government inspection, monitoring and reporting requirements a concern for your company with respect to trade secrets?
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In your opinion, does trade secret protection and enforcement need to be strengthened in your country?
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In your opinion, which three of your company’s main export markets or countries need to strengthen their trade secret protection and enforcement the most?
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If your company is concerned about trade secret protection, does your company identify and maintain an inventory of its trade secrets and / or does the company have an action plan for how to respond to actual or threatened misappropriation?
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If trade secrets are a concern, is this reflected in your HR practise (i.e. drafting of employment contracts (restrictive covenants), monitoring computer downloads, exit interviews etc.)?
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TRADE SECRET THEFT: A TRILLION DOLLAR PROBLEM?
COUNTING THE COST OF THEFT
RISING TRADE SECRET PROTECTIONS IN THE US, EU AND ASIA
WHAT COMPANIES NEED TO DO
CASE STUDY: SCHOTT AG
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