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Feb
22
Wed
Are Your Trade Secrets Still Protected? New U.S. & EU Trade Secret Rights, Remedies & Limitations @ HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Feb 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

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In an unparalleled effort, the U.S. passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) on May 11, 2016, and less than a month later the EU passed Directive 2016/943 (EU 943). The two laws are substantially the same and have significant implications on international technology, business and employment.

DTSA – not to be confused with the Defense Technology Security Administration – creates the first U.S. private federal trade secret civil action with nationwide service and enforcement. Similarly, EU 943 creates the first private trade secret action applicable across all EU member states.

Companies engaged in cross-border U.S./EU business should be aware of the two new trade secrets laws, and the need to harmonize their policies and strategies for addressing the commonalities of the two new laws.

David Vance Lucas is a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, where he provides legal strategy for technology and business. He applies legal, technological and operational experience to craft strategic advice on a variety of intellectual property, international trade and complex litigation matters.

Please join NAITA and Sponsor Bradley for this Trade Compliance Roundtable update and discussion of the similarities and differences of the two new corresponding trade secrets laws. Click here for the complete meeting announcement: 022217 Trade Secrets-David Lucas-Bradley 2

Mar
2
Thu
NAITA FMS Industry Day @ Jackson Center
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NAITA FMS Industry Day @ Jackson Center

Please join NAITA for an overview of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) and the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales (FMS) enterprise. MG Steve Farmen, Commanding General of USASAC, will provide the keynote address.

Please click here for the NAITA FMS Industry Day Agenda.

FREE for NAITA Members & USG
$20 for Non-Members & Government Contractors

Mar
3
Fri
International Government Contracting @ Redstone Federal Credit Union
Mar 3 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Jun
4
Sun
10th Annual Southeast U.S.-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Conference @ Fairmont Royal York
Jun 4 – Jun 6 all-day

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The Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP) is a strategic partnership between states in the southeastern United States and member provinces from Canada, which was established in November 2007.Alliance members meet annually at a conference that is designed to foster business-to-business interactions among business and industry leaders from a wide variety of sectors. The 10th annual conference, Trade Partnerships at Work, will be hosted by Ontario. Trade Partnerships at Work will focus on three industry sectors: automotive, ICT and clean technology, and feature B2B meetings with pre-selected business prospects. Other highlights include sessions about industry insights and best practices, in addition to networking events. The SEUS-CP conference is an excellent fit for companies seeking to expand their business in Canada, especially firms involved in the targeted industry sectors.

Companies from all industries, in addition to economic development organizations, are invited to attend the conference proceedings as an opportunity to meet industry and government leaders and to learn more about the U.S. Canadian bilateral relationship. Registration open soon at seuscp.com.

For more information please contact:
Hilda Lockhart Director, International Trade Division, Alabama Department of Commerce, 334.242.0442 or hilda.lockhart@commerce.alabama.gov or
Sophie Howard, International Trade Specialist, Alabama Department of Commerce, 334.353.1762 or: sophie.howard@commerce.alabama.gov