Intellectual property, including trade secrets, may be the most valuable part of a business. If your business needs help protecting trade secrets, the attorneys at Bernstein & Feldman, P.A., can provide experienced legal guidance. We represent businesses throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.
When disputes arise over trade secret disclosure or misappropriation, we can help business owners determine how to take action. In some cases, arbitration or mediation may be the best approach, while going to trial is better for others. We will also work to stop further disclosure of trade secrets and to limit any damage to the business.
Keeping Intellectual Property Out Of Competitors' Hands
Our business litigation lawyers can help your business protect all types of trade secrets and proprietary information, including:
- Programs and software
- Design and engineering processes
- Manufacturing information
We can represent your business in any disputes or litigation resulting from disclosure of trade secrets, including:
- Theft or misappropriation of trade secrets
- Violation of noncompete, nonsolicitation or nondisclosure agreements
- Breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty by employees
Regardless of whether or not they have signed a confidentiality agreement, employees owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty to their employers. Employees are not allowed to compete against a business while they are employed. This includes theft of trade secrets and other proprietary information to start a new business or sell to competitors.
Contact Us To Discuss Protecting Trade Secrets
To schedule an appointment, please call our Annapolis office at 410-216-4006 or contact us online.