Skip to main content
European Commission logo
IP Helpdesk
News article19 September 20221 min read

New Guide: Cybercrimes and Trade Secret Protection in the EU & China

The European IP Helpdesk and the China IP SME Helpdesk have teamed up once more to develop a joint guide spotlighting cyber security and trade secret protection in the EU and China. The guide provides EU small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an overview of cyber security risks to trade secret protection, measures SMEs can take against potential cybercrimes and legal recourse in case cyber theft of IP occurs. 

New digital technologies and the Internet, in particular, have become essential tools for companies to develop, communicate and innovate. However, while technologies are increasingly efficient, increasing our dependence, cybercrimes also proliferate. Theft of trade secrets via cyber intrusion is particularly concerning for SMEs as they risk losing their innovations or business ideas when valuable information gets misappropriated.

You can download the guide here.



Publication date
19 September 2022