Protecting Your Business’ Trade Secrets
Protecting Your Trade Secrets
Many times, a company’s trade secrets are its most valuable assets. Whether it’s a formula, a method, a technique or a process of the way you do business that sets you apart from the competition, the protection of trade secrets is critical to the success of your business. Trade secret protection is completely different from other kinds of intellectual property protection and should be handled by an experienced attorney.
At Livingston Loeffler, we help clients throughout Southwest Florida and across the country to protect their trade secrets and their business interests. We dedicate our entire practice to intellectual property law. From our offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota, we work diligently to provide comprehensive intellectual property protection solutions to clients across a wide variety of industries.
Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements
Non-disclosure agreements, also referred to as confidentiality agreements or NDAs, are the only way to ensure that your trade secrets are kept private. You should not share trade secrets, which include non-published patent pending inventions, with anyone who does not absolutely need to know about them. Anyone you do choose to share them with, however, should sign a non-disclosure agreement before any trade secrets are revealed.
Another important consideration in protecting your trade secrets involves employees. Competition is stiff in today’s market and businesses will do almost anything to get ahead, including poaching your employees. Some employees can have knowledge of sensitive information about their company’s processes. Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements can help to ensure that your trade secrets are safe should the employee ever choose to leave.
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We assist clients nationwide, throughout the state of Florida and Southwest Florida, including Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and surrounding communities.