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Reverse Engineering Can Be Least Of Fragrance IP Worries

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Reverse-engineering a fragrance to uncover trade secrets at least takes time and resources, unlike instances where a former employee simply delivers them to a competitor. The EU's provisional trade-secret directive will promote improved protections against such conduct but will not affect laws of contract, so confidentiality agreements will remain important tools to guard against trade-secret misappropriation.

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