August 2016

Trade Secrets – Enforcement


The vast majority of intellectual property assets consist of compilations of confidential information that is not subject to the protections of patent, copyright or trademark laws. Instead, these assets are protected under the body of trade secrets law that gives the owner certain rights to prevent their use or disclosure, providing the owner can demonstrate that the information is, in fact, a trade secret.

Our lawyers regularly handle cases in which the use or disclosure of critical trade secret information is at issue. We have extensive experience with cases in which preliminary injunctive relief has been sought, along with claims of significant monetary damages. Our experience in this area is invaluable to clients facing the threatened use or disclosure of valuable trade secret information or claims that they have engaged in the theft of others’ trade secrets. Our lawyers also have acted for claimants and creative companies on issues relating to the alleged misuse of creative ideas presented in confidence.