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Reach: Companies Yet to Protect their IP

5:01 AM MST | November 12, 2009 | Alex Scott

Many chemical companies have yet to adequately protect their intellectual property (IP) because they are still getting to grips with basic registration process for the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program, says Peter Snaith, partner with Dickinson Dees (Newcastle, U.K.), a law firm.   The problem is particularly acute among smaller chemical companies where there is a common view that they are only sharing technical data with Reach coregistrants. “Another view is that this data could be valuable and you do not want to...

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