Barry: Protect your trade secrets by anticipating litigation
Most businesses have customer lists, unique production methods, and formulas that they would rather not share with competitors. What they may not be aware of is that the law can help them keep their information proprietary. Such “trade secrets” are considered protected intellectual property, similar to trademarks, copyrights and patents. Unlike those better-known forms of intellectual property, though, trade secrets cannot be registered. The only way to protect them is to take matters into your own hands.