Confidential Information

As you would expect, information, ideas and know-how are key to many businesses, and protection of such information is paramount. To the extent that information is confidential, it can be protected under the law of confidential information.

To find out more about how the experts at JMW can assist you with this often complex area of law, get in touch today. Do so by calling us on 0345 872 6666 or by completing the online enquiry form on this page.

The law of confidential information

The law of confidential information is often a key form of protection (and in some cases the only form of protection) for commercially sensitive information and materials, which cannot otherwise be protected by intellectual property rights, for example by patents or trade marks.

Confidential information is often at the heart of many forms of business information, such as:

-       Financial information

-       Business plans

-       Formulae

-       Inventions

-       Recipes

-       Plans and drawings

-       Computer programmes 

Our expertise

While in the UK there is no official registration process for confidential information, at JMW we understand that the key to the value of confidential information and know-how is in maintaining its secrecy. And whilst disclosure of information is sometimes unavoidable (for example in order to manufacture a product or develop the 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 their internal security procedures and policies and how to protect their confidential information in the event that it needs to be disclosed to third parties, through non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements, for example. Our team also helps clients obtain injunctions to prevent unauthorised disclosure or misuse of confidential information, including misuse by third parties and employees or ex-employees. 

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss how we can help your business with protecting its confidential information, getting in touch couldn’t be easier. Simply give us a call on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you.

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