Trade Secrets: Trade secrets both technical and commercial are protected in Germany by the
Law Against Unfair Competition.
Currently, the EU institutions are discussing a directive to
harmonize protection of trade secrets across EU member states.
In addition, the German law offers the possibility to register designs and utility models.
For additional information about treaty obligations and points of contact at local IP offices,
please see WIPO’s country profiles at http://www.wipo.int/directory/en .