Confidential & Trade Secret

A trade secret is any formula, recipe, pattern, plan, device or any information used in conducting business which provides a competitive advantage over those who do not know it. Trade secrets should be backed with signed confidentiality agreements obtained from every person who has knowledge of the secret to provide further protection through the law.

PRO IP can advise on contractual and equitable obligations to confidentiality and also provide operational advice on maintaining trade secrets and confidentiality.

We assist clients to draft confidentiality agreement and advice on the legal effects of restraint of trade, which includes legally stopping people from revealing secrets or proprietary knowledge during or after their employment or involvement with a business or with trade secrets owned by others.