CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURE - RIGHTS OF DEFENSE - PROTECTION OF BUSINESS SECRETS

Business secrets: The Government adopts a decree on business secret (Dec., 27 2005)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Decree No. 2005-1668 of 27 December 2005 amending the Decree No. 2002-689 of 30 April 2002 laying down the conditions for the application of Book IV of the Commercial Code relating to freedom of prices and competition For a long time, examination of French law and comparison with Community law showed that our legal system had difficulty reconciling the protection of business secrecy with the exercise of the rights of defence in competition proceedings. Based on the Community framework, Order 2004-1173 of 4 November 2004 improved the system by inserting a second paragraph into Article L. 463-4 of the Commercial Code. Pursuant

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Chantal Momège, Business secrets: The Government adopts a decree on business secret (Dec., 27 2005), 27 December 2005, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 977, pp. 184-185

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