February 5, 2020
Noel Courage was quoted in article "Canada-U.S.-Mexico USMCA trade deal puts spotlight on trade secret protection" by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
Once Canada ratifies the new trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico, Canada will face more pressure to legislate strengthened protection for trade secrets.
Unlike the U.S., which has the Uniform Trade Secret Act, Canada lacks a federal statute and trade secrets are enforced through common-law torts. "The USMCA will require Canada to legislate a federal statute with civil and criminal elements", says Noel Courage, Bereskin & Parr LLP partner and member of the firm’s life sciences group.
Click here to read more about Noel's comments on how trade secret laws will be helpful to companies with interprovincial and international issues.
This article was first published in Canadian Lawyer on February 4, 2020.