Posts Tagged: trade secrets act

What do employers need to know about the new Trade Secrets Act of 2016?

Small business tips - SandGarden Law GroupThe new Trade Secrets Act of 2016 has new tools and remedies for protecting employers, and new notice requirements as well.

Previously in this series we’ve discussed the new Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA); how it can help small business owners and entrepreneurs protect their Trade Secrets, and how it will affect every else doing business in California. (See our resources page to links to these posts.)

Today’s blog post will focus on what employers need to know about the DTSA and steps they should take to comply with new DTSA requirements.

Today’s employers, small businesses and startups included, understand that they are vulnerable to their employees and contractors.

Civil Seizure and the 2016 Trade Secrets Act

Small business tips - SandGarden Law GroupWhat civil seizure is and how the 2016 Trade Secrets Act affects it

In our last post we explained the basic tools used to protect Trade Secrets such as NDA’s Employee and Independent Contractor Agreements, and state civil law actions.

Today we will start exploring the new tools available under the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Its important to remember that these new tools affect all businesses, not just those who think they have trade secrets to defend.

The new Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and how it will affect you

Small business tips - SandGarden Law GroupUnderstanding how trade secrets (and the new Trade Secrets Act of 2016) affects every business, whether you think you have trade secrets or not.

Trade secrets are a type of Intellectual Property protection. Many small businesses assume that unless they are a high tech company or an inventor, the concept of “trade secrets” does not apply to them. However, the idea of a trade secret has always been defined very broadly. It can mean any type of confidential or secret information that gives a business a competitive edge. The most famous trade secret in the business world is the recipe for Coca Cola.