Trade secrets in Germany

In Germany, “trade secrets” comprise a broadvariety of information, including technicalknow-how, commercial data and otherbusiness information. Examples ofinformation that can constitute a trade secretinclude lists of addresses, documents ofcommercial offers, composition of materials,sources of supply, computer programs andtheir source code, information aboutproduction processes, lists of customers orsuppliers, market research data, pricecalculations and drawings.

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