The Law regulates relations arising in connection with the establishment, modification and cancellation of a commercial secret regime, as well as the legal protection of commercial secrets.
The Law determines the conditions of accrual, modification, termination of legal protection of commercial secrets, the requirements to the information on which can be set to the commercial secret regime, establishes an indicative list of information that can not constitute a commercial secret.
The Law makes provisions for the establishment of a commercial secret regime, rights and obligations of the owner of commercial secrets, regulates the access and determines peculiarities of the protection in relation to contractors and employees.
The Law made significant amendments to the provisions of the Civil Code of the Republic of Belarus: undisclosed information is excluded from the objects of intellectual property; the remaining trade secrets (know-how) at the same time are not covered by the exclusive right.
The Law, except for Articles 23 and 24 shall enter into force in six months after its publication.
The text of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Commercial Secrets” (in Russian)