United States of America

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (Public Law No. 114-153)

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Year of Version:
Entry into force: May 11, 2016
Adopted: April 27, 2016
Type of Text:
Main IP Laws
Subject Matter:
Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
The notification by the United States of America to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 amends 18 U.S.C. §1836, the Economic Espionage Act, to establish a federal private civil cause of action for the misappropriation of a trade secret, including provisions for ex parte expedited injunctive relief and 'whistleblower' protection.'
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