Developing a trade secrets policy is an essential aspect of creating effective protection and providing the necessary platform for enforcement, if the need arises.
Our international cross-disciplinary team of trade secrets lawyers provide a seamless bundle of services meeting your needs for the protection of your sensitive business information - from the creation and implementation of trade secrets policies to global enforcement.
The success of any business depends on its ability to distinguish itself from the competition through the value or individuality of its ideas. Amid the frenetic pace of innovation in today's global economy, the protection of such ideas is as critical as ever. Indeed, trade secrets have become an executive-level priority for companies across all sectors.
A trade secrets strategy should be a critical part of any IP and business plan. It allows you to identify and develop valuable and confidential information relating to your business offering and effectively implement the policies and processes, and deploy the required resources, needed to maintain and extract value from it. Having a robust trade secrets policy also allows you to identify and enforce any misappropriation or misuse of those trade secrets.
Whether you are looking to protect your own trade secrets from being stolen, if your secrets have been misused or if someone else is bringing a trade secret claim against you, we can help guide you through trade secrets law around the world and across a number of key sectors. Our trade secrets lawyers will help you put a trade secrets policy at the heart of your organisation's overall IP strategy enabling you to fully profit from your innovations.
Trade secrets legal services
Gowling WLG's global IP team is a "finely tuned machine" for its strength and ability to collaborate across the firm's offices and provide a "joined-up global service" for its clients.IAM Patent 1000
Some of our past and current projects include:
Global pharmaceutical company
Advising a major global pharmaceutical company on its strategy for trade secrets for artificial intelligence, best practice for the protection of trade secrets and related contractual terms.
Clinical stage gene therapy company
Advising a clinical stage gene therapy company on trade secrets protection, including preparation of a comprehensive corporate trade secrets policy and a training module in order to roll out the policy with employees.
Advising a global bank on protection of trade secrets and on various regulatory issues that can arise upon breach of a bank's trade secrets information and on steps to mitigate potential breaches.
Audio technology business
Advising a highly innovative audio technology business on its corporate trade secrets policy and related policies (data privacy; information security) for its staff handbook.
Advising a major technologies conglomerate on structuring a trade secrets audit and trade secrets management over a newly acquired business.
Spray nozzle technology
Advising a division of a world leader in spray nozzle technology on protection of trade secrets in Europe and France in connection with the development of its innovative technology for a drying process with uses in various fields ranging from food and chemicals to pharmaceuticals.
Meet our international team
Our Trade Secrets team forms part of our world-leading IP group to create a holistic service for clients in every sector and jurisdiction. From the creation to the exploitation of inventions, designs, brands and all manner of creative assets. Find out more about our trade secrets work in our key jurisdictions.