Note: Once you have indicated your status as a state-registered lobbyist, you will be denied access to the meeting. They do not have the possibility to reverse the status themselves. If you incorrectly qualify as a state-registered lobbyist, you should contact the eRA Service Desk for assistance. You may not prohibit the receiving party from disclosing information that is known to the public, that legally comes from another source, or that has been developed by the receiving party before meeting with you. Similarly, it is not illegal for the receiving party to reveal your secret with your permission. These legal exceptions exist with or without an agreement, but they are usually contained in a contract to make it clear to everyone that this information is not considered a trade secret. Know-how does not always relate to secret information. Often, this obligation is defined by a sentence: „The party receiving confidential information from the other party must remain strictly confidential and retain the exclusive and exclusive interest of the disclosing party.“ In other cases, the determination may be more detailed and contain obligations to return information. . .