Today's globalisation of markets and increased competition means that the protection of trade secrets offers a more strategic role to companies, with the protection of their own innovations, solutions and distinguishing signs, whether they are of aesthetic or functional character. Know-how and its distinguishing characteristics have to be protected and exploited as a trade secret.

De Simone & Partners provides companies with support in defining procedures for the protection of corporate know-how and assets, through appropriate protection and control tools, while also taking into account the provisions of the EU Directive on "Trade Secrets" (EU 2016/946), as embodied in the Italian Decreto Legislativo No. 63/2018, having come into force on 22 June, 2018.