San Francisco Trade Secrets Lawyer

San Francisco trade secrets lawyerTrade secrets may be the intellectual property most difficult to protect. Companies can protect anything from a customer list to a chemical formula as a trade secret under California law. The advantage of keeping information as a trade secret rather than patenting it is that while a patent lasts only twenty years from its filing date, a trade secret can, at least in theory, remain a secret forever as long as your employees keep it confidential. If your California business depends on a special piece of information, don’t let an employee, ex-employee, or third party steal or leak it to the public or the competition. Contact the experienced San Francisco trade secrets lawyers at the San Francisco firm of Geonetta & Frucht to obtain maximum protection for your trade secrets or to deal legally with anyone who has stolen or leaked it.


Unlike patents, trademarks, and copyrights, there is no formal, legal registration process for trade secrets. Instead, a trade secret owner gains legal protection by taking reasonable steps to keep the trade secrets concealed. There are several ways to secure trade secret protection, such as the enforcement of employee non-compete agreements and confidentiality agreements. However, when employees breach these contracts, you will need the legal services of an experienced attorney to help you settle the disputes. Depending on the nature of your trade secrets, the San Francisco trade secrets lawyers at Geonetta & Frucht can help you determine if patent protection may be more appropriate. We can also help you develop an effective trade secret program for your product, service, or company. If your trade secret has been stolen or leaked, in most cases we can help you take legal action against whoever who has violated a non-compete or a non-disclosure agreement. For questions regarding trade secret laws and trade secret protection, seek counsel from our experienced attorneys.


Contact Geonetta & Frucht at once to learn more about your legal rights and options pertaining to trade secrets. Our San Francisco trade secrets lawyers represent business clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout northern California. To discuss your trade secrets case with an experienced San Francisco trade secrets lawyer, contact us now by filling out the form on this site or calling our office in San Francisco today at 415-433-4589 to arrange an appointment. Your first consultation is free.