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Trade secrets

From manufacturing processes to customer details and software systems, proprietary information is one of your business’s most valuable assets. But fail to take the appropriate precautions and it can easily be compromised. Eversheds Sutherland’s trade secrets practices will work with you to design and implement procedures that protect you against breaches of confidentiality, be they intentional or accidental. Should your secrets fall into unauthorized hands, we will be on hand to find effective solutions, ranging from mediation to litigation.

Experienced trade secrets lawyers

We understand that litigation may be the best course of action when a trade secret is leaked, or other proprietary information is compromised. Our intellectual property lawyers frequently collaborate with colleagues in our human resources practices to provide you with comprehensive advice and representation. Eversheds Sutherland also represents a wide range of businesses in injunction and temporary restraining order hearings in trade secret, non-compete agreement and employment agreement cases. Our lawyers have an impressive track record of resolving cases prior to trial and are experienced in using alternative resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation.

Our trade secrets experience includes:

  • analyzing affected information and identifying appropriate protective measures
  • designing employee policies regarding the treatment of sensitive information
  • preparing and assisting in the enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements
  • advising clients on the implementation of security measures
  • analyzing issues related to post-employment restrictive covenants, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty
  • representing clients in litigation involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential business information by competitors, former customers or former employees
  • representing clients in litigation involving allegations of tortious interference with contractual or business relationships
  • litigating on behalf of clients in cases involving allegations of employee raiding

Contact our trade secrets team

If you would like any further information or need advice on trade secrets law, please contact our legal team.

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