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 in companies 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 +49 152 0162 1165