Trade Secret Misappropriation
Has your company been taken advantage of?
Work With Experienced OC Business Litigation Attorneys
All employers are prepared for the day that their employees move on from
their company and begin working with another corporation. Unfortunately,
this time of moving on can quickly turn sour when private information
gets leaked to the new employer. Trade secret misappropriation is growing
increasingly common in the business world and it can be a serious detriment
to the success of any company. The Mirkhan Law Firm, APC is staffed with
Orange County business litigation attorneys who are uniquely qualified to represent you and your business for the
highest level of success.
Get started today by scheduling your confidential case evaluation.
How do I know if I have the basis for a legal claim?
Nearly every state in the country has enacted the Uniform Trade Secret
Act (UTSA), including California. This act defines what a trade secret
is, when misappropriation has occurred, and the remedies a plaintiff can
receive if they win their case.
According to the UTSA, a trade secret is considered as such when:
- It is secret
- It gives a competitive advantage to its owner
- Reasonable efforts have been made to protect its secrecy
Employers may commit trade secret misappropriation when they acquire the
trade secret dishonestly or disclose the trade secret to others knowing
it was intended to be kept secret. However, California law clearly states
that reverse engineering
cannot be used as the foundation for a misappropriation claim.
If trade secret misappropriation
has occurred, the plaintiff can file a claim and pursue justice for their
company. They may be able to receive injunctive relief, which stops the
privacy violations and preserves their secret information. Furthermore,
the plaintiff can also collect damages and attorneys’ fees.
Our Orange County business attorneys are on your side!
Your company works hard for its success and to have those efforts undermined
by fraudulent employees is exceedingly frustrating. We believe that taking
action is not only advantageous, but necessary, in the face of such injustice.
When you retain The Mirkhan Law Firm, APC, you never have to wonder if
your concerns are being prioritized. We value our clients and will do
whatever it takes to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Contact our firm to learn more about how we may be able to help you.