– Civil Code No. 89/2012, art. 504 and art. 2985.

Membership in International Conventions

– Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, Stockholm Act, since January 1, 1993.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since January 1, 1995.


Definition: trade secrets are competitively significant, identifiable, valuable and in relevant business circles normally unavailable facts related to the enterprise, whose confidentiality is ensured by the owner in his own interest. 

Assignment - licensing: possible. 

Remedies for misappropriation: refrain from acts by which the right is infringed, removal of the infringing goods from the market, payment of pecuniary compensation, publication of judgement at the cost of the infringer.