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Stavros Law P.C. is a Utah law firm providing legal services to individuals and businesses in Utah, the Mountain West and across the United States, including Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, South Jordan, West Jordan, Lehi, Provo, Orem and Spanish Fork. Our lawyers provide civil litigation, trial and appeal work to clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States. We provide litigation and counseling services for clients in the areas of business and commercial law, employment and labor law, health care law and family law.
Trade Secret Litigation
As with other business and commercial litigation, our law firm has significant experience with trade secret litigation. Stavros Law regularly provides counsel and trial assistance on trade secret litigation in combination with non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure and non-circumvention claims and other claims, including unfair competition. We have successfully challenged and defended against such trade secret claims, including misappropriation claims, intentional interference with contract claims, theft claims, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims.
We have the experience and knowledge to assist you and your business in protecting critical intellectual property, or defending against frivolous claims claiming improper use or disclosure of trade secrets. These claims often turn on the nature of information for which protection is sought, as well as the steps taken to maintain the confidentiality of such information. To protect your intellectual property, restrictive covenants such as non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements should be required for numerous parties, including:
Shareholders, partners, owners and board members
Potential buyers of a business
While nothing can guarantee that all parties will keep your information confidential, with the right contracts in place, your company will have recourse in the event of trade secret violation. In Utah as well as other states, in addition to contractual rights, businesses are protected by various statutes, such as the Uniform Trade Secret Act, unfair competition protections, as well as certain common law duties owed by fiduciaries to businesses.
If it is possible to resolve the matter without going to trial, we will save you the time and expense of litigation. There are cases, however, for which litigation is the best or only option. A company's continued success is largely tied to its ability to maintain the security of proprietary information. From client lists to design information, intellectual property must be protected in all aspects of your business operations.
If you or your business need assistance bringing a trade secret lawsuit or defending against a lawsuit, please call (801) 758-7604 or contact us online.