Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
Ideas and proprietary information are the currency of certain industries, which is why it is so important to keep them within a given company. As a business owner, you need to protect your trade secrets, client relationships and other valuable assets, but that cannot be done unless you have well-written contracts and a commitment to enforce them.
At Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC we can help you write stronger contracts, enforce them and pursue damages against those who violate the terms. Our experienced attorneys regularly represent companies in transportation, logistics, financial services and other industries where trade secrets and proprietary information are integral to the survival and success of business.
Writing Better Contracts and Utilizing Restrictive Covenants
Contracts are only useful if they can be enforced. They need to be able to withstand legal scrutiny, and many contracts simply do not hold up when challenged. Our firm can help you draft airtight and legally binding contracts with clear, unambiguous language and provisions that are easy to understand.
We will also work with you to include restrictive covenants that may be needed to protect your company’s trade secrets and proprietary information such as:
- Noncompete agreements — Restricting former employees from working for a competitor for a set period of time within a specific geographic proximity of your business.
- Nondisclosure agreements — Prohibiting current or former employees from divulging trade secrets, proprietary data and other closely held information.
- Nonsolicitation agreements — Prohibiting former employees from luring away customers or other employees upon leaving the company.
Restrictive covenants can be a liability if they are too broad in scope or are otherwise perceived to be unreasonable. We ensure that the terms of restrictive covenants meet stringent enforceability standards when they are included in your company’s contracts.
Vigorous Enforcement is a Must
Strong contractual language isn’t enough to protect trade secrets. You may also need to be willing to enforce employment contracts and restrictive covenants and may have to do so quickly enough to prevent closely held information from being leaked.
Our lawyers act rapidly to prevent former employees and others from stealing your information, customers or business secrets. We utilize all legal tools including emergency or preliminary injunctions and money damages from violators.
Protect Your Business Secrets — Contact Us Today
Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC serves clients in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To learn more about how our firm can help you protect your business’s most valuable assets, contact us to arrange an initial consultation. We can be reached at 412-261-2393.