Commercial information that has value because it is not generally known in the trade is termed a “trade secret”. In certain situations, trade secret protection may be more valuable than patent or copyright protection. Trade secrets are protected by state law, rather than federal law, and has no specific time limit if properly protected.
Chicago Disputes Over Trade Secrets
Disputes involving unfair competition cover a wide range of subjects. False advertising, trade libel, and misappropriation are just a few examples of the many legal categories the court has recognized as being types of unfair competition.
By evaluating our client’s particular situation, our firm can offer guidance for ensuring that the proper forms of protection; pertaining to patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights are being utilized to best protect our client’s rights.