– Law No. 8 of 2007 on Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Industrial Designs and Models, in force since April 12, 2007, as amended by Decree No. 47 dated August 16, 2009.
(Article No. 116 covers trade secrets.)
Membership in International Conventions
– Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, Stockholm Act.
It is a violation of the law to disclose commercial or industrial secrets in a way that contradicts with the honest practices of commerce.
Criteria for enforcement: (1) the information as a whole or in the structure containing its peculiarities was generally unknown or non-circulated with those engaging in the commercial or the industrial activity within which scope the information falls; (2) its commercial value stems from its confidentiality; (3) reasonable measures have been taken by its legal possessor to keep it confidential.
Assignment - licensing: possible.
Remedies for misappropriation: any interested person may bring a civil lawsuit to request compensation for the damage that was inflicted upon him as a result of the actions of unfair competition and may stop these actions and he shall have the right to request taking any of the precautionary measures.