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Posts by Jan Wrede

Admitted to the bar in Germany and Italy, Jan Wrede practiced IP law between 1996-2013 with two major Italian IP patent & law firms and in 2014 he opened the Dennemeyer Dubai Office, focusing on IP in the whole MENA region. Between 1999-2008, Jan Wrede was a lecturer at the ETH Zurich Master in IP and still is a frequent speaker at IP conferences and universities.

Trade secrets have long played a somewhat shadowy existence if compared to their counter fellows in Intellectual Property, especially the mighty patents. The good news is that nowadays they receive major attention not only from corporates but also from lawmakers and judges.

Patent system inconsistencies in the gulf region mean there is a desire for a unified court and a more harmonized approach.