Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
Information is key and trade secrets are a company’s lifeline. It is often a company’s trade secrets that ensure its ultimate success. In its most basic sense, a trade secret is information that is generally unknown in a company’s trade or business and that has independent economic value. Trade secrets can take the form of formulas, methods, procedures, processes, systems, recipes, strategies, techniques, products or even algorithms. Confidentiality and secrecy are key in order for something to qualify as a trade secret. Given the value and importance of trade secrets, Virginia has adopted the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“VUTSA”) which defines the kind of information that qualifies as a trade secret and provides remedies to companies who have had their trade secrets acquired, disclosed or utilized through improper means.
A claim of misappropriation of trade secrets is a serious allegation and is often complex. The Attorneys at Hale Ball have experience representing both individuals and businesses in claims involving the misappropriation of trade secrets. If you are a company that has experienced the theft of your trade secrets or if you are an individual who has been accused of improperly taking and using a company’s proprietary information, the Attorneys at Hale Ball are ready to help you understand your rights and to advocate on your behalf. The Attorneys at Hale Ball understand the highly sensitive nature of legal disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets. If you want help understanding how to minimize the harm to your business or your reputation and to navigate the provisions of VUTSA and the available remedies, contact the Attorneys at Hale Ball today.
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