Any confidential business information which provides an enterprise a competitive edge may be considered a trade secret. Trade secrets encompass manufacturing or industrial secrets and commercial secrets. The unauthorized use of such information by persons other than the holder is regarded as an unfair practice and a violation of the trade secret. Depending on the legal system, the protection of trade secrets forms part of the general concept of protection against unfair competition or is based on specific provisions or case law on the protection of confidential information.
The subject matter of trade secrets is usually defined in broad terms and includes sales methods, distribution methods, consumer profiles, advertising strategies, lists of suppliers and clients, and manufacturing processes. While a final determination of what information constitutes a trade secret will depend on the circumstances of each individual case, clearly unfair practices in respect of secret information include industrial or commercial espionage, breach of contract and breach of confidence
We provide the following legal services of trade secret for protecting your trade secrets, in the domestic and international arenas of all around the world:
- Employment Agreements and Trade Secret Policies: with employees which bear clauses of full confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-compete, even after termination of employment.
- Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs): with employees and other business supporting companies, to keep their trade secrets confidential and safe.
- Adequate Confidential Documentation: serving as ownership and creditability evidence, in case of any trade secret disputes.
- Security Systems: designed with authentication technologies and scrupulous security checks to be accessible only to select professionals and business owners or managers, for safeguarding and protecting your trade secrets.
- Other Provisions: the provisions and policies for protecting your trade secrets against unauthorized acquisition, disclosure, misappropriation, or violation of the trade secret laws. Remedies suggested for these are - injunctive reliefs, damages, and provisional relief to prevent such infringement.