A trade secret is valuable information, such as a formula, a device, or a client list, that is essential to the survival of a business. State law governs trade secrets; however, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act was established to be a unified guide to assist states in protecting such secrets. Even though the UTSA's definition is broad, the Act does not provide protection for certain confidential information that does not qualify as a trade secret. Such information is still crucial to the survival and the carrying on of a business. This article explores the importance of creating a system that allows owners of vital confidential information to have protection and remedies similar to the owners of trade secrets.
I Have a Secret? Applying the Uniform Trade Secrets Act to Confidential Information That Does Not Rise to the Level of Trade Secret Status,
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