Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets

Minnesota Trade Secrets Attorneys

When you are operating a business in a highly competitive environment, one of the most cost-effective ways to protect valuable intellectual property, such as customer lists, formulas or proprietary processes, is through the use of trade secret agreements or restrictive covenants. Instead of paying the costs of patent, trademark or copyright prosecutions, you can simply put an agreement together, and require that all employees promise not to disclose certain information, even after they leave the company.

At the law offices of Ryan & Grinde, Ltd., our lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the laws governing trade secrets and restrictive covenants. We take an integrated approach to the protection of your valuable company information, working collaboratively across a number of legal disciplines to identify and address all your potential concerns. We recognize that every situation is unique and work closely with you to identify and address your individualized needs, so that we can develop the right strategy to get the outcome you seek.

For a private meeting, contact our offices or call us at 507-218-7935 .

Rochester Restrictive Covenants Attorneys

We focus our representation on the needs of businesses and business owners, helping you protect confidential data through the implementation of confidentiality, nondisclosure and noncompete agreements. We will draft an agreement that protects any type of proprietary information, such as lists, ways of doing business, processes and formulas, and work closely with you to see that all employees, vendors, distributors, and others with access to sensitive information become signatories to the restrictive covenant or trade secret agreement.

We will also represent you in enforcement proceedings and to recover damages for any unauthorized violation of non-disclosure agreements of restrictive covenants. We will seek or defend against injunctions regarding use or misuse of confidential information by former employees or business partners, or by prospective buyers of your business.

Minnesota Trade Secrets Lawyers

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