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Trade Secrets

Your Trade Secrets Make Your Company Profitable — Let Our Dallas Attorneys Help You Protect Them

One of the most important things your company possesses is its trade secrets. These help give your business the competitive edge that others may not have. When an employee or third party takes those trade secrets and shares them with your competitors, it can mean serious losses for you and your business.

At Key Harrington Barnes PC, we understand what losing trade secrets can do to your company. Our Dallas lawyers work on both ends of the system, writing contracts to protect your trade secrets and enforcing those contracts through litigation when necessary. Small businesses need expert legal advice but frequently cannot afford the benefits of in-house counsel. Our firm recognizes this and provides exceptional legal representation for a reasonable fee.

What Qualifies as a Trade Secret?

The Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA) defines a trade secret as something that:

  • Derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use
  • Is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy

Formulas, patterns, compilations, programs, devices, methods, techniques, processes, financial data, or lists of actual or potential customers or suppliers can all be considered trade secrets if they meet the above definition.

Our attorneys know how to draft an enforceable restrictive covenant to protect your trade secrets. They are also skilled litigators and will bring lawsuits involving misappropriation or unfair competition against those who have knowingly taken your hard work.

Do not Allow Your Competition to Steal Your Success

Call our office at (214) 615-7925 or contact us online to schedule your confidential consultation regarding the protection of your trade secrets. Our firm offers reasonable fees and retainers to help employers who cannot afford full-time in-house counsel.

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