Theft of Trade Secrets

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A Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney You Can Trust

Thanks in large measure to the internet, especially social media, intellectual property claims are on the rise.

Your trademarked products and the secret to those products are your property, considered confidential information against your competitors. If someone uses your business’ information without consent, they could be held accountable under intellectual property laws with the help of a Los Angeles business lawyer from Oaktree Law.

Our firm services all of L.A. and Orange County on the premise that our clients’ needs come first. We have been widely recognized for both our victories and our commitment to client satisfaction. At Oaktree Law, we are unafraid of complex business and civil litigation cases, so you can trust us to handle your case quickly so you can go on with your life.

What are trade secrets?

Trade secrets are anything your business strives to protect because there is a monetary benefit from concealing it from the general public.

This can include:

  • Advertising strategies
  • Sales methods
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Industry-specific information such as a recipe
  • Formulas
  • Software code
  • Customer contact details

Your trade secrets do not necessarily need to qualify for patent protection, but must be of importance to you in that it offers a competitive edge for your business. The Los Angeles business litigation attorneys at Oaktree Law know how important your trade secrets are, and we are experienced in advising our clients on how best to protect theirs and what to do in the event that their intellectual property is threatened.

Defend Your Tightly Held Trade Secrets

Our firm helps you keep your trade secrets safe and advise you as to your legal options if a secret of yours has been stolen. We can also come to the defense of anyone charged with giving up trade secrets or divulging other sensitive proprietary information.

If you feel your secrets have been stolen, you need to speak with an attorney right away to begin your case. You may be able to obtain relief, including:

  • Disgorgement of profits—recovering profits gained by the defendant
  • Compensatory damages—recovering compensation for your losses
  • Permanent injunction—preventing the defendant from using your secrets
  • Unjust enrichment—recovering damages beyond your actual losses
  • Payment of royalty—payments not exceeding the life of the trade secret
  • Punitive damages—punishment for willful and malicious misappropriation
  • Attorney fees—compensation for your attorney fees in cases of willful and malicious misappropriation

Conversely, if you have been falsely accused of stealing trade secrets, an Orange County business litigation attorney can work to challenge those accusations and may be able to recover compensation for your attorney fees for bringing a claim in bad faith.

Speak with a Highly-Trained Orange County business Attorney Today

There is no time to waste if you suspect trade secrets have been stolen or if you have been accused of doing so. Speak with Oaktree Law as soon as possible to put together a strong legal case to protect your best interest.

For your no-cost evaluation, call us at (562) 219-2979!