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Information, ideas and know-how are key to many businesses, and protection of such information is essential. The solicitors at JMW are well versed in the law surrounding confidential information and can advise on suitable steps to take to ensure it is protected.
The Law of Confidential Information
The law of confidential information is often a key form of protection for commercially sensitive information and materials that cannot otherwise be protected by intellectual property rights, for example, patents or trademarks. Examples of confidential information include:
- Financial information
- Business plans
- Plans and drawings
- Computer programmes
Why Choose JMW?
While there is no official registration process for confidential information in the UK, we understand that the key to the value of confidential information and know-how is in maintaining its secrecy. And while disclosure of information is sometimes unavoidable, for example, in order to manufacture a product or develop a business, disclosure needs to be done in a controlled and advised manner in order to protect its confidential nature.
We regularly advise our clients on how to protect their confidential information by:
- Reviewing their internal security procedures and policies
- Assisting with nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements when information needs disclosing to a third party
- Obtaining injunctions to prevent unauthorised disclosure or misuse of confidential information by third parties, employees or ex-employees