A comparative overview of "know-how" protection in Japan and Australia

Tarr, Julie-Anne (1993) A comparative overview of "know-how" protection in Japan and Australia. Journal of Business Law, pp. 596-617.

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"Know How" protection varies enormously from country to country and is a complex equation of legal, political, cultural and economic factors. A contrast between Japan and Australia serves to highlight some of these factors. For the purposes of this article, a working definition of "know how" is required. In Australia and other common law systems, no statutory definition of "know how" exists, "confidential information" proving the closest comparative term in Australia ('trade secret law' in the United States).

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ID Code: 31788
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Commercial contracts, Japan, Australia, Intellectual property, Comparative law, Consumer law
ISSN: 0021-9460
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Commercial and Contract Law (180105)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Sweet & Maxwell Limited
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