Trade Secret Protection is very important to many businesses because it goes to the heart of the competition. This is especially true today as hackers from all over the world continue to try and hack computer systems to discover secrets from competitors including foreign competitors. Generally, trade secrets are any type of resource which is owned by a company which are secrets and provides value to a company by being a secret. For example, a product chemical production process may be a trade secret. Confidential customer lists, recipes, business processes, manufacturing techniques, computer algorithms and marketing strategies are also examples of trade secrets. There are many ways you can protect your company's trade secrets, for example: a) contracts with confidentiality provisions, including trade secret agreements, non-disclosure agreements; b) by keeping the information secret and only disclosing the information to those who must know and only then, to the extent necessary; and c) by enforcing your contracts and keeping the information secret. Reverse engineering and uncontrolled disclosures can erode your trade secrets. If you would like assistance with your trade secret protection please contact us at 1-888-472-0020.