You have the right to choose to keep your proprietary information a secret. Your business may depend on it. You take all reasonable steps to keep the information a secret. You have your employees sign non-disclosure agreements. You have any person who has access to the trade secret sign non-disclosure agreements. You do everything right. The last thing you expect is for an employee to expose your trade secret as an exposure can prove to be detrimental to your business.
Sometimes your worst nightmare may become a reality. When your trade secret is illegally exposed, it is time to act and it is time to act fast. With years of experience, The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC can help you pursue your rights, and obtain monetary damages and injunctions on your behalf to make you whole and to protect your interests.
Contact The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC today if you are facing an issue with trade secret exposure. We are standing by to speak with you.
Be aware though that not all secrets are trade secrets. In California a “Trade secret” means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process,that: (1) Derives independent economic value, actual or potential, fromnot being generally known to the public or to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and(2) Is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under thecircumstances to maintain its secrecy.” California Civil Code Section 3426.1
Here are some steps you can take to protect your secrets:
- Make sure only employees and individuals who absolutely need to have access to your trade secret;
- If trade secrets are on computer files or on a network, contact an IT professional to set up appropriate firewalls and passwords;
If your trade secret has been compromised, call The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC today so we can discuss how we can assist you.