Trade Secrets

Safeguarding your secrets

Not all formulas, practices, processes and other systems and methods should be made public. In fact, when things are not reverse-engineerable, sometimes it is better to maintain them as a trade secret, with the potential of having protection last longer than a patent.  If the information is not public, the secrecy provides an economic benefit to the holder, and the secrecy is actively protected, there may be a trade secret.  It is important that individuals and businesses take the required steps to properly protect their trade secrets or they might be lost forever.

Trade secrets can cover many different areas including, but not limited to, internal business methods and strategies, formulas, technical information, customer information, recipes, designs, and more.  Nieves IP helps clients identify trade secrets and apply internal policies for protecting and maintaining such valuable assets.