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Trade secrets protection Towards a European regulation, risks and opportunities

  • Dates: 23 – 23 Sep, 2014
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Address: Auditorium de la Maison de la Mécanique, 39/41 Rue Louis Blanc, Courbevoie (Paris La Défense) - France
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Dear members, dear friends,

LES France in partnership with FIM (Fédération des Industries Mécaniques) and IRPI (Institut de Recherche en Propriété Intellectuelle) is holding an exceptional conference in Courbevoie (Paris La Défense) on the following theme:
Trade secrets protection
Towards a European regulation, risks and opportunities
On September 23rd 2014, from 14:00 to 17:00
Venue: Auditorium de la Maison de la Mécanique, 39/41 Rue Louis Blanc, Courbevoie (Paris La Défense) - France
Conference languages:  French and English
Context:  Trade secret protection (technical, commercial, strategic) is a major challenge for European industries. Within the framework of the “Innovation Union” initiative, the European Commission has recently proposed new rules for protection of know-how and trade secrets against illegal procurement, use and disclosure of information.
The following questions will be addressed during this conference:
  • What are the main features of trade secrets in an innovative business? How to protect one’s business against misappropriation of confidential information (e.g. confidential studies, tenders, clients, suppliers, innovative ideas, etc.)?
  • How far shall we go to protect a trade secret? Is the innocent procurement of confidential information from a third party truly reprehensible?
  • Are the current legal instruments adequate in the protection of trade secrets: confidentiality agreements, national laws within the European Union, technical protective measures?
  • What is the content of the European Commission proposal? Shall it be supported or improved?
  • What is the Industries’ position?
  • What sorts of business practices are employed by companies to protect trade secrets?
  • Jérôme Frantz, President de la FIM et co-President de l’IRPI: Introduction
  • Alain F. Berger, ALSTOM, Délégué Général Europe: The view point of a leading corporation in the mechanical industry.
  • Alistair Scott, AIRBUS Industries, VP Intellectual Property: the view point of a leading corporation in the aeronautics industry.
  • Mariano Fernández Salas, Commission Européenne, DG Marché Intérieur et Services (Unité D3): The view point of European institutions.
  • Emmanuel Gougé, Avocat, Pinsent Masons: the lawyer’s view point.
  • Yves Blouin, Chef de Service, Affaires Juridiques, FIM: the mechanical industries’ view point.
Registration is free of charge and restricted to LES members. Please fill in and return the attached form to:  
The detailed program will be available at the beginning of September on the LES France website.
Best regards,​
Board of Directors - LES France


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