Trade Marks and copyright enjoy legal protection. Other intellectual property, such as highly confidential information essential to the running of your business and part of your unique edge, may also be protected. There is court based law that will generally protect valuable confidential information.
It is important that your business keeps such confidential information secret from all but those who “need to know”. While Australian law does not give the same importance to an action for “breach of trust” as some overseas jurisdictions, trade secrets are protectable with appropriate documentation. Much of our work in the area of intellectual property involves the protection of trade secrets or other information which is not protectable by other statutory means.
Do you have Confidential Information and Trade Secrets that are at stake?
A common example is where an employee of a company, who has undertaken in an employment contract not to breach the confidence of the employer by disclosing certain information such a trade secret, subsequently does so. Such breaches can cause irreparable damage to your company’s culture, brand, and profit.
Please contact us if you believe you have had a breach of confidence committed against you and you want to consider enforcing your legal rights.
Alternatively, if you have been accused of breaching a confidence, please also contact us in order we may advise you in relation to your rights.