A trade secret is an invention or compilation of information that is not generally accessible or known by others. Since there is no formal registration process as there is with a patent or trademark, identifying and protecting trade secrets can be particularly challenging. For this reason, it is important to seek professional legal advice when faced with these matters to prevent or minimize the risk of irreparable damage to your business.
In order to run a successful business, employers often need to share valuable information with their employees. This may include client lists, direct contacts or unique methods and procedures specific to their company or industry. Unfortunately, sharing this kind of information can make an employer vulnerable to leakage of proprietary information. There are laws in place to help prevent such incidents from occurring and to help recover damages should it take place. If an employee, former employee or competitor is caught stealing or sharing confidential information, business assets or violating restrictive covenants, a business owner can take legal action.
Such cases usually require swift and aggressive action in order to protect, preserve and recover a business’s property. An accomplished trade secret attorney will have the experience and resources needed to protect confidential and proprietary business information.
A trade secret attorney can effectively protect a company’s interests and recover their property. If your business is faced with a trade issue dispute, contact the Bourassa Law Group to find out how we can help.