LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC ON COMMERCIAL SECRETS

Bordering China and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan is a country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic ways. After a popular uprising in 2005, President Askar Akayev was ousted, having been in charge since the transition. Continued political intrigue has followed, and analysts are still concerned about the need to privatize state-owned companies, expanding democracy and political freedoms, reducing corruption, etc. But the country has labored for decades to improve its laws to global standards, including in the area of Intellectual Property. The Government enacted the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Commercial Secrets in 1998, as amended by Law of the KR on June 26, 1998, No. 83. To better understand this legislation, these questions will be answered: What is a “Commercial Secret”? What are the Requirements to the Information Constituting a Commercial Secret? What are the Subjects and Objects of a Commercial Secret? How do Kyrgyz Courts Handle Commercial Secrets?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is a “Commercial Secret”?
What are the Requirements to the Information Constituting a Commercial Secret?
What are the Subjects and Objects of a Commercial Secret?
How do Kyrgyz Courts Handle Commercial Secrets?

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