Trade Secrets And Confidential Information

Trade secrets and confidential business information is crucial information about your business and systems and processes. When a breach of confidential information occurs or trade secrets have been disclosed to a competitor or used improperly our intellectual property lawyers can assist.


Firstly, there are many ways a business can do to protect their confidential information and trade secrets such as:

  • Trade Marks
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Contractor and Sub-contractor Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Registrations

Each of these documents or registrations help businesses put up flags and protects important confidential information or trade secrets.

When dealing with contractors it is important that the lines are clearly drawn over confidential information and the development of new products or processes. Contractors are treated differently from employees and the relationship must be formally documented for you to be protected.


Secondly, we deal with breaches of confidential information or trade secrets and enforce your legal rights.

The most typical type of breach will be where an employee steals confidential information to use to establish their own business or when they join another business.

This type of breach can be pre-empted in employment and contractor agreements and then pursued through various legal processes.

The good news is for many businesses is that you can prevent others from using this information and competing against you.

Contact one of our commercial intellectual property lawyers to get advice today if you have had a breach of confidential information or have been accused of a breach.

Speak to one of our lawyers on 1300 907 335 or or complete an online enquiry form and we will be in contact with you promptly.

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