Trade secret law is a branch of intellectual property law that addresses the protection of proprietary information against unauthorized commercial use by others. Misappropriation of trade secrets is forbidden by the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. Unlike other forms of intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks, organizations cannot register their trade secrets with the government to protect their proprietary information. The only way to ensure the protection of a trade secret is to keep the information confidential, and this can necessitate a variety of legal and physical interventions. Robert P. Mino, PA, can help our clients protect secret and proprietary information.
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