As a business owner, you worked hard and spent considerable resources to develop trade secrets specific to your company that no one else knows, and this gives you a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Perhaps your technology team created an innovative computer program or food formula, or you finally implemented unique business methodologies you’ve been perfecting for years.
Whatever the case, you feel great about the position you’ve put yourself in with these trade secrets. But you also know how challenging it can be to protect them from prying eyes — namely, your competition.
And keeping everything protected gets more difficult by the day. After all …
- Competitors are getting more sophisticated.
- Infringement and misappropriation laws change frequently.
- You’ve still got a company to run and don’t have the time or expertise to address this issue.
The good news is that Christman Daniell Attorneys, represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of trade secret litigation. Whether defending or pursuing judgments, temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions, permanent injunctions, or enforcement of a judgment or order, our attorneys have the skill and experience to assist our clients in seeking any and all remedies available.
More about trade secrets
U.S. law defines trade secrets as any form of business, economic, financial, engineering, scientific, or technical information the rightful owner keeps secret through reasonable and sustainable measures. Common examples you might recognize immediately are the secret formula to Coca-Cola, Google’s search algorithm, the special sauce in a McDonald’s Big Mac, and even KFC’s original recipe. Trade secrets are a company’s secret practices or processes that aren’t designed to be public information.
Trade secrets derive actual or potential economic value from the fact that they aren’t readily available to just anyone — especially those outside your company that could use those secrets to their advantage.
Examples of trade secrets might include:
- Unpublished patent applications
- Business plans
- Marketing strategies
- Engineering information
- Computer programs
- Proprietary processes
- Designs, formulas, patterns
- Business methodologies
- Financial information
Clearly, trade secrets are very important to any company. Thankfully, the law does offer protection in the event someone steals or misappropriates any existing trade secrets. The offending party could be ordered not to violate the confidentiality of a trade secret, and owners of the secret may also be eligible to receive royalties, damages, and court costs if someone proceeded without authorization.
If you need to protect your idea, invention, brand, designs, etc., the first professional you should call is an intellectual property attorney at Christman Daniell Attorneys. We have been involved in hundreds of civil disputes in various contexts — including simple and complex intellectual property disputes. And our seasoned attorneys are here to advocate and protect your interests.
Christman Daniell Attorneys, has extensive experience in all areas of IP law, and we are ready to serve you.
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