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Trade Secrets

The base of your company

Contracts and agreements form the base of your company. They define your relationship with clients, partners, and other stakeholders. They limit your responsibilities and protect you when things go wrong.

Always in writing

Although oral agreements are often as valid as written ones, their enforceability is not good. It's hard to proof what was actually agreed upon. Always have a written, signed agreement!

The core of a contract

In a good contract, there are no pointless provisions. However, there are always clauses that are more important in a specific agreement. Find out what is the core of the contract in question and make sure it's hard as a rock.

CONTRACTS AND DOCUMENTS THAT ARE CRUCIAL FOR KEEPING TRADE SECRETS

With our help, you can be sure your business is protected and safe!

Documents that you need

Depending on your situation, you need employment agreements that take into consideration your trade secrets. When an employee is leaving your company, you might need to sign a specific non-compete contract to make sure your trade secrets are still protected. When you are collaborating with others, you need always a proper confidentiality agreements and/or confidentiality clauses within contracts governing larger transactions.

Other documents that you should have

Do not forget confidentiality clauses or NDA’s in relation to mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, joint ventures, franchise, consulting and service agreements, influencer marketing, and trademark, copyright and patent licensing.

Confidentiality Agreement (Mutual)

Mutual confidentiality agreement sets the same rights and obligations to both parties. It is suitable for situations where both parties receive and disclose confidential information,

Confidentiality Agreement (Unilateral, Pro-Recipient)

In unilateral confidentiality agreements one of the parties will disclose confidential information to the other party. The nondisclosure obligations and access and use restrictions will apply only to the party that is the recipient of confidential information. However, the operative provisions can be drafted to favor either party, and in this template they are drafted in favor of recipient.

Confidentiality Agreement (Unilateral, Pro-Discloser)

In unilateral confidentiality agreements one of the parties will disclose confidential information to the other party. The nondisclosure obligations and access and use restrictions will apply only to the party that is the recipient of confidential information. However, the operative provisions can be drafted to favor either party, and in this template they are drafted in favor of discloser.

Confidentiality and Non-Circumvention Agreement

confidentiality and non-circumvention agreement to be used by a party that wants to both prevent a counterparty’s misuse of its confidential information and prevent disclosing party’s business contacts from misuse.