Practice

Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition

Trade Secrets Attorney

Trade secret and unfair competition laws serve to protect those assets which give a business a competitive advantage and that a business takes reasonable precautions to protect. Trade secret law can protect a variety of ideas, including those that may not be patentable. Typical examples would include customer lists, secret recipes, secret chemical processes, product sourcing lists, lists of telephone numbers and business contacts.

A trade secret can last indefinitely, so long as reasonable precautions are taken to protect it as such. However, if someone exposes the secrets by "reverse engineering" or other fair means, a business can lose the right to prevent others from using the technology.

Based in San Diego, California, can help your business devise steps to protect intellectual property rights to non-patented, although valuable technologies. If litigation develops, we can represent your interests in any dispute involving unfair competition, misappropriation of confidential information, or trade secret theft. In litigation, the issues are generally whether the information was truly "secret," whether precautions were taken to protect information as proprietary, whether there were any unfair actions of the defendant, and establishing and proving the proper measure of damages.

Contact

La Jolla, California

875 Prospect, Suite 305
La Jolla, California 92037

Tel: 858-459-9111
Fax:858-459-9120

Los Angeles, CA

2029 Century Park East
Suite 400N
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-593-4193

Houston, Texas

1201 Shepherd Drive
Houston, Texas 77007

Tel: 713-589-2214
Fax:713-583-9644