Securing Your Trade Secrets

In competitive markets, business owners depend on their intellectual property to retain their edge over competitors who market similar products or services. Trade secrets allow business owners to avoid disclosing propriety information, which is required during the patent registration process.

To benefit from the advantage trade secrets provide, business owners must establish security policies and create contracts to prevent misappropriation or infringement. Our attorneys at The Law Offices of Cooper, Storm & Piscopo develop legal strategies to help Chicagoland business owners accomplish these goals effectively at a reasonable cost.

Customizing A Multifaceted Approach To Protect Your Proprietary Information

To receive protection under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, owners must prove that they took the necessary steps to keep valuable information secret. Our lawyers offer a range of services to ensure our clients comply with these requirements.

We write and review contracts to establish restrictions and guidelines for parties privy to trade secret information. These agreements include:

  • Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Employment contracts
  • Licensing contracts
  • Vendor and supplier contacts

We take proactive measures to limit the risk of litigation. We develop policies for business owners to follow when sharing client lists, business practices or other proprietary information with employees, vendors, franchisees, contractors or other third parties.

Should your trade secret be obtained unlawfully, we will vigorously defend your interests in court. Our legal team has decades of trial experience in Illinois courthouses. You can rely on us to aggressively advocate your infringement or misappropriation case.

Contact Us Today

We will help you maintain your edge over your competitors by tailoring a strategy specific to your needs and circumstances. Call 630-232-6170 to arrange your consultation at our Geneva office. We offer flexible consultation times that suit your schedule.