Category: Trade Secrets
Orange County Unfair Business Competition and Trade Secrets Attorneys
In California, the Unfair Competition Law prohibits anti-competitive practices, which is designed to protect others from unfair, unlawful, or fraudulent business acts or practices. Likewise, unfair competition law makes it illegal for companies to practice unfair, untrue, deceptive, or misleading advertising (AKA “false advertising”) due to the potential to harm others. In cases of unfair […]READ MORE
Protecting Trade Secrets During COVID-19
The economic climate caused by COVID-19 may be putting your trade secrets at risk. Business closures and mass layoffs increase the risk that someone will steal your trade secrets. That is why it is crucial for businesses to take measures to protective measures now. What is a Trade Secret? A trade secret is information that […]READ MORE
California’s “Unfair Competition Law”
Business and Professions Code Section 17200, also known as California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) prohibits any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice. It also prohibits unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising. While the statute is called “unfair competition,” its primary purpose is actually consumer protection. UCL Section 17200 is not limited to anti-competitive […]READ MORE
Protecting Trade Secrets Under Coronavirus COVID-19 Work From Home Policies
Proprietary information that belongs to a business can be considered a “trade secret” or protected confidential information. The law provides protection for trade secrets. These assets are a form of valuable business property or “intellectual property”. Employees can be required to keep trade secrets confidential. They must not to turn around and sell those secrets […]READ MORE
What Do You Need to Prove to Get an Injunction in a Trade Secrets Case?
California trade secrets attorneys provide assistance to companies who have trade secrets that they wish to protect. We can help you to take active steps to protect your valuable trade secrets, including ensuring that you use non-disclosure agreements when hiring employees who will be in a position to discover valuable proprietary information during the course […]READ MORE
What Is a Trade Secret in California?
If you own a business, you likely have “trade secrets” that you need to protect. In fact, for some businesses, the ultimate success or failure of the business depends on how well its trade secrets are protected. Despite this, many business owners do not have a firm understanding of exactly what constitutes a “trade secret” […]READ MORE
What Is the Difference between a Copyright, Trademark, and a Patent?
If you are a successful business owner, you undoubtedly understand the hard work it takes to get a business off the ground and to the point where it is showing a profit. Once your business reaches that point, you must remain vigilant to ensure that your business remains successful. That often entails securing a copyright, […]READ MORE
When Should You Talk to an Orange County Trade Secrets Attorney?
An Orange County trade secrets attorney at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can help you to ensure that you are protecting your important intellectual property. Your company’s trade secrets are likely some of the most valuable property that you own. You cannot afford to allow your proprietary information to fall into the wrong hands so you should […]READ MORE
Tips to Protect Trade Secrets
Irvine trade secrets attorneys can provide you with help protecting your trade secrets. Your trade secrets provide an important competitive advantage for your organization and it is imperative that you do everything possible to ensure that your secrets are kept secure. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can provide guidance on what types of information can be […]READ MORE
Can You Stop Someone from Revealing Your Company’s Trade Secrets?
Irvine trade secrets attorneys provide assistance with protecting your company’s trade secrets. Your intellectual property, including secret formulas or processes, may be some of the most valuable assets your company owns. You must be proactive in keeping proprietary information a secret and should do everything possible to prevent information from falling into the wrong hands […]READ MORE