A trade secret can be any information that is personal to an individual, business or business process that provides independent economic value from not being generally known or readily disclosed. This can include customer lists, formulas, patterns, techniques, programs, method processes, or even privacy information. Proprietary information of this nature is unique and should be treated as the confidential property of the business entity.
When trade secrets are wrongfully disseminated, disclosed or retained by an unauthorized party, it may give rise to claims for violation of trade secret restrictions, resulting in damages. If you believe that confidential information personal to your business has been taken or unlawfully disclosed without authorization, contact our office to discuss your legal rights and remedies.