Intellectual property is the basis for success in many companies. The protection of this property should - especially in times of digital business models - be of immense importance in order not to endanger entrepreneurial success in the future. With the introduction of the “German Trade Secrets Act” (GeschGehG), which is based on the EU Know-how Directive, the requirements for the protection of business and company secrets have changed fundamentally. From secret recipes to purchase prices up to and including customer lists, the implementation and documentation of “appropriate confidentiality measures” is now always necessary if companies want to invoke the civil and criminal protection of information that secures their competitive advantage.

Luther can advise on all aspects of the new legal situation. From adapting your employee and supplier documents to providing training at all levels and creating comprehensive concepts for the protection of secrets. Our team has outstanding knowledge and experience when it comes to protecting existing assets, creating and establishing new trademarks or rebranding. Thinking strategically and subject-specifically, our advisors put themselves in your company's position. We can advise on drafting agreements, represent your interests in contract negotiations, assert your rights out of court in arbitration proceedings and in courts in Germany, Europe and Asia.

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Johannes Klausch, LL.M. (London)


T +84 777 813 604



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26.10.2022 Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Anna-Schneider-Steig 22, 50678 Cologne or hybrid
ICC Arbitration Forum I „Arbitration in Supply Chains & Human Rights“
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27.10.2022 Luxembourg
Aspects juridiques de la reprise d’une entreprise
Legal aspects of taking over a company
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25.11.2022 Holiday Inn Munich Westpark Albert-Roßhaupter-Straße 45 81369 München
BeckAkademie Seminare: Compliance im Unternehmen Organisation & Prävention - interne Untersuchungen - Verteidigung
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