IDENTIFYING AND PROTECTING OF TRADE SECRETS.

Trade secrets are protected under the common law and, in some states, by state statute. Obtaining protection in the courts for misappropriation of trade secrets requires a company to itself undertake steps to protect the secrecy status of that information. Company sign-in rules, restricted building areas and signs, visitor name badges, visitor sign-in sheets, and confidentiality agreements are some of the efforts a company can undertake to establish secrecy status for its valuable information.