Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. - Protecting Employees
Are you thinking about leaving your current position at a company to start
your own business? If the business you are looking to start-up is similar
or in a related field to the line of work you are currently employed in,
you may be facing a few difficulties in starting your business. Under
New Hampshire law, known as the New Hampshire Trade Secrets Act (RSA 350-B),
any information such as business formulas, patterns, programs, compilations,
methods, techniques or processes are protected from being sold, traded
If you leave your respected company to start your own business or move
on to be employed by a competing company, it is important that you do
so without breaking any contracts that you may have with your current
employer. At the start of your employment, if you signed a Confidentiality
Agreement or any other legal form that legally binds you to secrecy, also
known as a "covenant not to compete", it is important that you
abide by these laws to avoid restraining orders or injunctions or extremely
expensive restitution toward your former employer. Our team at Shaheen
& Gordon, P.A. can help protect you.
Are you an employer that is facing a breach of confidentiality? You need
to protect your rights and your company's trade secrets.
Unfair competition against your intellectual property or your trade secrets can be incredibly
detrimental to your business's overall wellbeing. You have worked
hard for your success and it is important that you protect it. If you
fear that an employee with valuable knowledge may try to leave or start
their own company, you need to work with an attorney to help you obtain
restraining orders and protect your information.
Contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. now.