Claiming strong copyrights in the digital age
Copyrights in 2019: an overview
Blockchain: a revolutionary DRM?
To make it short and unambiguous: no.
How does Bernstein fit in?
Bernstein is a simple web app that conveniently registers IP assets on the Bitcoin blockchain. Bernstein certificates are legally recognised worldwide and independently verifiable by any third party.
By using Bernstein, innovative companies can quickly establish a private trade secret inventory, a measure that is considered a “reasonable step” to maintain confidentiality and will therefore fulfil this requirement under the EU Trade Secrets Directive and equivalent laws.
Thanks to its unique zero-knowledge architecture, trade secrets will be notarized on the blockchain while keeping them completely private. Even to Bernstein itself.
Bernstein complements blockchain certificates with digital timestamps issued by several government authorities (EU, China, …).
Benefits of Bernstein for TRADE SECRETS
a “reasonable measure” for secrecy
a deterrent for unloyal employees and partners
a strong defense against patent trolls
a convenient and effective tool to enforce rights
Trade secrets and blockchain
Blockchain-based solutions like Bernstein are a convenient and secure way for securing and managing trade secrets
Blog - Trade Secrets Watch by Orrick
Blog - Trade Secrets Trends by Crowell & Moring
Blog - Trading Secrets by Seyfarth Shaw
Article - Trade secrets and employee loyalty, WIPO Magazine
Article - Can blockchain be a reasonable step to keep trade secrets safe? by Alessio Balbo
Article - Eight steps to secure trade secrets, WIPO Magazine
Progress of Trade Secret Directive implementation, Bird&Bird
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