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Trade Secrets

TRADE SECRETS

The laws regarding the protection of trade secrets in New York and New Jersey are complex and constantly evolving. Whether you are an employee or an employer, the attorneys of BLN can assist you with trade secret protection and litigation.

Understanding the scope and limitation of trade secrets laws is an important part of being able to successfully assert or defend a trade secrets claim. When an employer derives economic value from keeping certain information a secret from its competitors, and takes reasonable steps to keep this information confidential, this information becomes a “trade secret.” Depending on the circumstances, the term “trade secret” might encompass any of the following:

  • formulas
  • patterns
  • programs
  • devices
  • methods
  • techniques
  • processes

When an employee or former employee improperly uses or discloses an employer’s trade secret, an employer may assert legal claims against the offending employee. The attorneys of BLN regularly represent employees and employers in trade secrets litigation. BLN is familiar with all aspects of trade secrets law, including:

  • misappropriation of trade secrets
  • non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • confidentiality agreements
  • protection of customer lists
  • Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs)


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