Trade secrets and confidential information are often some of an organization’s most valuable assets. They can involve proprietary pricing strategies or methods, carefully cultivated client relationship management (CRM) databases or customized customer lists, secret manufacturing methods, secret recipes and competitive strategies, among other things. Organizations may be trusting employees with this information at a time when employees change jobs often to maximize their income and have cheap, readily available means to quickly copy and transfer a company’s most sensitive, valuable data. These market conditions increase the danger that valuable confidential information will be taken and provided to an organization’s competitors.
We have experience in helping businesses defend their valuable trade secrets and regularly seek emergency injunctive relief to prevent the improper use or disclosure of clients’ trade secrets.
Our team provides counseling to companies on how to protect their trade secrets and assists with drafting policies, procedures, handbooks and confidentiality agreements for this purpose. Bell Nunnally also counsels companies on legitimate and legally compliant reverse engineering efforts and appropriate procedures for exiting a relationship to avoid creating a trade secret dispute.
Our substantial experience with trade secrets matters complements the full range of intellectual property services Bell Nunnally offers to businesses.