Protecting Unpatented Business Materials

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Developing New Products and other Invention topics.

What business assets can I protect as a trade secret?

Protecting Unpatented Business Materials

New products, inventions and business methods are not the only kinds of materials that a company needs to protect. Marketing plans, customer lists, and pricing procedures are types of information that, while not patented, can be considered trade secrets.

The best way to protect trade secrets is through your human resources department. If you have valuable information to protect, non-disclosure and non-competition agreements should be made a condition of employment. Only when you disclose what you consider confidential information to your employees can you expect non-disclosure in return.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Invention Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
William Pirraglia