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What Is a Trade Secret?


An overview of the basics of US trade secret law for entrepreneurs, business people, and creative professionals. “What Is a Trade Secret?” includes the following:

  • A definition of Trade Secrets.
  • Description of “Negative” Trade Secrets.
  • How long do Trade Secrets last?
  • Legal protection for Trade Secrets.
  • How do you file a Trade Secret? (Spoiler: you don’t.)
  • How to protect Trade Secrets.
  • What happens when a Trade Secret is breached?
  • Trade secret licensing.

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