Confidential Information

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.

To find out more about protecting confidential information, contact us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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
  • Formulae
  • Inventions
  • Recipes
  • 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

Talk to Us

If you would like to discuss how we can help your business protect its confidential information, call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and our team will get back to you.

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