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P.J. AERTS, "Trade Secrets", ODC Newsletter Commercial Law, May 2018

On January 19, 2018, the Belgian council of ministers approved the draft bill on the protection of trade secrets against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. This draft bill, that needs to be transposed and adopted into national law by June 9, 2018, enables companies to protect their trade secrets that had no protection under IP law before.