Although free competition is the default rule in Europe, companies must still abide by statutory provisions intended to ensure fair trade practices.
National rules to defend against and enforce claims of unfair competition differ from country to country, both within Europe and worldwide. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER helps clients make sense of the applicable rules and determine the best strategy, prior to the launch of a product or in the context of litigation, thanks in no small part to our familiarity with the interface of medical, regulatory, food and other sector-specific legislation with unfair competition law.
National legislation on trade secrets was recently harmonised in the EU by means of the Trade Secrets Directive. As HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER has offices in most major European countries, we are ideally positioned to advise on the protection of confidential information and trade secrets against misuse or misappropriation in the EU. Our trade secrets team is skilled at developing effective enforcement and protection strategies for the full range of issues in this field, such as employee theft, computer fraud and breaches of confidentiality agreements.