Trade secrets are intellectual property protected by the secrecy around certain information or designs, rather than government registration. Trade secrets come in many different forms, from complex proprietary processes to something more simple, like a client contact list. This information can be immensely valuable, and the Intellectual Property Law (IP) Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall are industry authorities at protecting that value.

With in-house expertise in IP and business law, as well as litigation, we work with companies to identify and define trade secrets, assist in devising procedures and safeguards to protect them, and offer guidance regarding trade secret protection versus patent protection.