Before hiring new employees, you may want to speak with an attorney about setting up a nondisclosure agreement that can protect your key business information from leaking to outside sources and competitors. The agreement must be well-crafted and fully explain the obligations of all parties. Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation has considerable experience drafting nondisclosure agreements for clients in Silicon Valley and across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
California courts recognize that nondisclosure agreements establish the existence of trade secrets and safeguard them. A trade secret does not have to be a top-secret formula. It can be any information—such as patterns, compilations, programs, devices, methods, techniques or processes—that is valuable to your business and must be kept confidential. At Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation, our attorneys understand how important your trade secrets are to your business, and we know how to help you protect them in every way possible.
Additionally, even if information or materials do not meet the definition of trade secrets, they may still be protected in a nondisclosure agreement as confidential — that is, as information not generally known in the industry.
You have valuable confidential information that you don’t want leaked to your competitors. So do you create a covenant not to compete? No, because non-compete agreements are unenforceable in California. Instead, to protect your proprietary information or trade secrets, you must rely on nonsolicitation agreements and nondisclosure agreements.
At Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation, our lawyers provide a broad range of services in regards to nondisclosure agreements. If a dispute should arise over an existing nondisclosure agreement, our legal team can work closely with you to identify the timeliest and most cost-effective resolution method. Also, we can help you in the following ways:
For skilled and reputable guidance in protecting your trade secrets or confidential information, turn to the knowledgeable counsel of Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation. Contact us today by phone at 925-468-0400 or online for help with an intellectual property, labor, employment, or other business law matter in and around the Bay Area.