Protecting your ideas
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4iP Council has developed this interactive guide with eminent academics and experts to share tips and deepen your understanding of trade secrets. Thanks to the following organisations for their valuable insights, engagement and support: ASTP, EPO, EUIPO and European IP Helpdesk.
Trade secrets are one of a number of tools – including patents, trade marks, designs and copyright widely – which protect ‘creations of the mind’. Companies, researchers, inventors and creators often hold economically valuable information. They often keep this secret to give them an advantage over their competitors.