Secrets can be an alternative to a property right –
spoiler: if they remain secret.

Trade Secrets

In some situations, it may be more expedient for a company to protect its innovations as «secret knowledge» rather than as IP rights. However, this secret know-how is particularly susceptible to risk when someone who shares it leaves the company to join a competitor or to establish a rival.

rospatt can advise you on setting up and optimizing the protection of secret knowledge and on developing strategies in contentious disputes. In doing so, we draw on our extensive experience of highly complex civil and criminal litigation in this area.

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