Italian Renaissance: Birthplace of Invention Updates Its Trade Secrets Laws


Italy, the country that enlightened the world with the Renaissance, has given us some of the greatest inventors and geniuses in history, from Leonardo da Vinci and Galieo Galilei to Georgio Armani.

But Italy is learning that a great invention is sometimes only as good as the trade secret laws that protect it.  Italy is modernizing its trade secret laws to bring them into greater conformity with international standards such as the TRIPS Agreement. A quick primer of Italy’s trade secret laws is available here.