Most companies spend significant time and money developing better ways
to do business. They develop processes, strategies and plans and use them
to gain an advantage in the marketplace. Most businesses would credit
these proprietary efforts with the success of their businesses.
How do they protect this investment? Many companies require that employees
sign restrictive agreements agreeing that they have had access to these
hard earned trade secrets and agreeing that they belong to the company
further agreeing not to take or misuse those secrets in any way, either
while they are employed, or, more importantly, after the employee leaves
These agreements are crucial to the protection of trade secrets as they
both motivate the employee not to misuse company secrets and provide the
company a clear and harsh remedy if the employee breaches the agreement.
Today most employees expect that an employer will take some steps to protect
important business assets, especially trade secrets.
Helping Draft & Enforce Trade Secret Agreements in New Hampshire
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. we draft and enforce trade secrets agreements
as well as other similar employment agreements such as non-competition
and non-interference agreements. Protection of competitive advantage is
more important than ever and careful drafting of enforceable agreements
is crucial to long term success and business advantage.
Regular review of restrictive agreements is important to ensure that older
agreements comply with current and ever changing laws. Having no agreements
or hoping for the best with old and outdated ones risks the loss of the
competitive advantage. The lawyers at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. bring
years of experience to the successful protection of trade secret.
Trademark & Copyright Law Attorneys