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February 2018

What's a Trade Secret If I Don't Keep it Secret?

Posted February 4, 2018

Nothing. Seriously, though, even large companies, like Ford Motor Company, seem to forget this. And it will probably end up costing it a lot of money in attorneys fees.

Under pretty much any trade secret analysis, the party seeking to protect the information must make reasonable efforts under the circumstances to keep it secret.  Makes sense. Every state that has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, including Connecticut, has this requirement.  If you don't try to keep it a secret than why should the Court?