– Law No. 20-00 of May 8, 2000 on Industrial Property, Title VI concerning Unfair Competition regarding Industrial Property.

Membership in International Conventions

– Paris Convention, Act of The Hague (1925).
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement.


Definition: any undisclosed commercial information that a natural or legal person possesses, that can be used in any productive, industrial or commercial activity, and that is capable of being transmitted to a third party, will be considered as a trade secret.

Criteria for enforcement: a trade secret will be recognized as such for the purposes of its protection when the information that constitutes it: (1) is not, as a whole or in the configuration and precise assembly of its components, generally known, nor easily accessible by those who are in the circles that normally handle the respective information; and (2) has been the subject of reasonable measures taken by its rightful owner to keep it secret. 

Assignment - licensing: possible.

Remedies for misappropriation: available through judicial actions. Note: there is a statute of limitation on the claim for remedies for trade secret infringement of four years.