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TRADE SECRETS AND UNFAIR COMPETITION

At times patents and copyrights do not provide the appropriate type of asset protection needed by certain organization.  In this cases, certain intellectual property or confidential proprietary information may be protected as trade secrets if organizations take the requisite steps and precautions for their confidential information to be properly protected as a trade secret.

Trade secrets can include technical information, formulas, recipes, manufacturing processes, business strategies, customer lists, and other types of information that is important to the organization.  Many times, certain types of confidential or sensitive information that is important to an organization can be protected as a trade secret even though it is not patented or copyrighted.   Additionally, employers should be aware that in today’s environment that includes an ever increasing number of employees moving from company to company, employers should be aware of how to protect and recover their trade secrets if they are misappropriated by their employees.

Our attorneys help our clients take the proper steps to protect their trade secrets as well as how to recover them if they are misappropriated by employees or competitors.