Trade secrets are proprietary information that is unique to your company and essential to staying competitive. Trade secret can be a secret formula, an algorithm or proprietary software, a research or survey method, a customer database, or even a particular marketing strategy. Unlike other forms of intellectual property protection such as patents or copyright, this form of protection is not registered with the government. Trade secret protection results from something being a secret. That is why trade secret agreements are so important—once the information is released in the public domain, your trade secret may not be legally protected.
Antoine Law Group, APC can identify the secrets you need to protect and situations for which you will need trade secret protection. We can establish the contracts and documentation you need (such as nondisclosure agreements) and also the work with you to design the necessary security plan needed to protect your secrets in the long term.