HBW Insight is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Reverse Engineering Can Be Least Of Fragrance IP Worries

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

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.


Related Content

P&G To Disclose Fragrance Ingredients Portfolio-Wide By 2020
IFRA’s New Prez On Fragrance Transparency, The Science/Society ‘Interface’





Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts