Misuse/Theft of Trade Secrets
Businesses of all types have assets that they must protect to stay competitive and profitable. Many of these critical assets are not in the form of cash reserves, securities, product inventory, equipment or even key employees. Rather, they are formulas, recipes, plans and other confidential information such as customer lists and proprietary software systems.
Serious, high-stakes disputes can arise when an employee, ex-employee, competitor or someone else takes and misuses this vital business information for competitive advantage or personal gain. At Stavros Law, P.C., in Salt Lake City, an experienced Utah business lawyer stands ready to hear you out, thoroughly analyze all legal options and take decisive action.
Has Someone Taken and Misused Your Confidential Data or Material?
Some types of confidential data and material fall under the category of trade secrets. Others are protected from trade secret theft and misuse by separate laws covering unfair competition. Still other wrongful acts may be best pursued as breaches of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. Attorney Andrew W. Stavros has the knowledge and experience to find the best approach to your case, carefully assessing:
- Whether the material or data taken will be viewed under the law as a trade secret or another form of intellectual property — and how that material should be financially valued
- Whether the unauthorized use of that data violated specific laws or the terms of any applicable, valid non-compete or non-disclosure agreement
- Whether the real or potential damage to your business justifies filing a lawsuit, and whether the costs of pursuing litigation will be worth it for you
Turn To Our Firm for In-Depth Analysis and Innovative Solutions
If you believe your trade secrets or other confidential material have been stolen and misused — or you have been unjustly accused of misappropriating trade secrets — please contact our accomplished law firm for counsel today. We have proven strengths in finding innovative solutions to complex business problems, and you can count on our total dedication to protection of your rights and business interests.
Written by the Office of Stavros Law, P.C.