When classifying information as a trade secret, even seemingly insignificant errors may cause the information to become unprotected. If a foreign company’s local office fails to ensure commercially valuable information is classified as a trade secret, this can cause damage to the foreign company itself (as the local office’s employees and contractors might be able to freely disclose and use this information). This is also true for foreign companies who work with Belarusian service providers (especially professional employer organisations).

Working with clients, we know what kind of mistakes they commonly make and how to help them to protect information that brings commercial benefit to their companies.

Associates Yuliya Sushchanka and Tatsiana Zubarava have created a practical and in-depth guide on how to officially classify information as a trade secret in accordance with Belarusian law.