Lifecycle of a Smart Idea | Ready or not, here we come: Tips for catching trade secret thieves

15 July 2020

Your patent strategy is optimized and your business is running smoothly – until an employee goes rogue and steals one of your trade secrets. What should you do to mitigate the damage and salvage your secret?

In this webinar, our team will walk you through a realistic scenario and discuss matters related to:

  • Implementing the preliminary and emergency measures available in key jurisdictions, including Canada, the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia, Dubai, Singapore and China
  • Tracking a thief and preventing disclosure of your trade secret – particularly to competitors
  • Causes of action as defined by global trade secret and copyright laws, from physical property theft to unauthorized access of digital data
  • Mobilizing civil procedure through methods such as search and seizure orders and the engagement of government enforcement agencies

This is the fifth installment in our "Lifecycle of a Smart Idea" series, which is dedicated to helping you maximize opportunities and minimize risk when taking your innovative ideas to the global market.

Visit GoXL, Gowling WLG's digital IP platform, to register for upcoming webinars and view past events in our series; and find out more on our top tips on trade secret protection.

Stay tuned for the next webinar in our "Life cycle of a smart idea" series.

CPD/CLE Details

LSO: This program is eligible for up to 1 hour of Substantive content
Quebec: A certificate of attendance will be issued to professionals after this session
LSBC: This program is eligible for up to 1 hour toward the LSBC's CPD requirement
LSAB: This program is eligible for up to 1 hour of credit toward the CPD program


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