Lifecycle of a Smart Idea | Trade Secrets: The what, how and where of international protection

58 minute read
08 June 2020

Following the introductory webinar in our "Lifecycle of a Smart Idea" series, our global IP professionals took a closer look at trade secrets and explored the pain points and best practices surrounding trade secret protection.

Trade secrets can be attractive for their seeming simplicity and efficiency, but the protection they offer is not without its risks. From the basic challenges of keeping secrets secret in today's digitized workplaces to complex jurisdictional disputes part and parcel with an increasingly globalized innovation economy, trade secret protection requires a full-lifecycle strategy in order to be successful.

Topics include

  • How to draft a solid trade secrets policy
  • The effective use of NDAs in the protection of trade secrets
  • Special measures to consider when sharing trade secrets with JV partners
  • Cyber security risks, including with respect to cloud-based storage
  • Legislative obstacles unique to different jurisdictions
  • Key considerations surrounding criminal sanctions

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This is the second installment in our Lifecycle of a Smart Idea series, dedicated to helping you maximise opportunity and minimise risk when taking innovative ideas to the global market. Watch more from the series » 

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