The laws regarding the protection of trade secrets in Minnesota are complex and constantly evolving. Whether you are an employee or an employer, the attorneys of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P. A. can assist you with trade secrets protection and litigation. Knowledge is power, and understanding the scope and limitation of trade secrets laws is an important part of being able to successfully assert or defend a trade secrets claim.
When an employer derives economic value from keeping certain information a secret from its competitors, and takes reasonable steps to keep this information confidential, this information becomes a “trade secret.” Depending on the circumstances, the term “trade secret” might encompass any of the following:
When an employee or former employeeimproperly uses or discloses an employer’s trade secret, an employer may assert legal claims against the offending employee. The attorneys of TMB regularly represent employees and employers in trade secrets litigation. TMB is familiar with all aspects of trade secrets law, including:
- Minnesota Uniform Trade Secrets Act
- Defend Trade Secrets Act
- misappropriation of trade secrets
- non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
- confidentiality agreements
- protection of customer lists
- temporary restraining orders (TROs)
- temporary injunctions
- preliminary injunctions
- permanent injunctions
TMB attorneys can assist you in learning more about trade secrets law or representing you in trade secrets litigation.