Non-Compete and Trade Secrets

Protecting Trade Secrets and Enforcing Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Our intellectual property rights lawyers represent clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-competition and nondisclosure agreements. Defending intellectual property is not for the faint of heart. The intricacies of the law and the speed at which intellectual property can be stolen in the modern age of technology have made protecting such property difficult.

Professionals that Protect Your Trade Secrets

Trade secrets in particular are tricky to keep, but well worth the effort, due to their extreme value to a business and its products. The trade secrets lawyers of the Howard Law Group are used to tackling such difficult cases. We assist in the creation and implementation of trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements for intellectual property, as well as the litigation of such.

Explaining Non-Competition Contracts and Temporary Restraining Orders

A non-competition agreement is a document that prevents an individual from working for a competitor or engaging in a business that directly competes with the employer. These agreements must be carefully designed with reasonable time, purpose, and geographical restrictions in order for them to be enforceable. Once an agreement is put in place, it can help your company in many ways, including:

  • Protecting customer lists
  • Safeguarding trade secrets
  • Protecting intellectual property and other confidential information
  • Preventing employers from giving your advantages to competitors

If a non-competition agreement is violated, then a temporary restraining order (TRO) can be put into place to immediately stop the behavior.

The Experience to Enforce Non-Competition Agreements

In Michigan, it’s not easy enforcing non-competition agreements, as they need to be proven to be “reasonable.” What is considered reasonable can vary greatly depending on your industry and the unique circumstances surrounding your situation. These variances make consulting with an experienced business lawyer regarding your concerns crucial. If you are a business owner seeking to enforce your non-competition agreements or you are an employee wanting to challenge the validity of your contract, our attorneys can help.