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The Spanish Trade Secret Law

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The Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure obliged all Member States to implement all necessary laws, regulations and administrative provisions to comply with its provisions.

In compliance with said Directive, last February 6th, the Trade Secret Law was passed in Spain and is expected to be published in the Official State Gazette in the next few days and to enter into force within a 20-day period from its publication.