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Trade Secret News from the Hazel Team

Tax Authorities Cast Their Eyes on Trade Secrets

Tax authorities worldwide are slowly but surely closing tax loopholes related to intellectual property assets, such as trade secrets. Here’s what’s happening.

Start-Up Companies – Never Too Small for Trade Secrets

Start-up companies must care about their trade secrets from their very beginning. Otherwise, they may find their unique value just blowing away.

Hey, What is the Definition of a Trade Secret Anyway?

So, what exactly is a trade secret, and why do I hear that they are growing in importance? We’ll explain.

OECD Defines Trade Secrets Broadly as Intangible Assets

The OECD’s BEPS guidelines define trade secrets using the language of accountancy. IP attorneys should note the subtle shift from legal intangibles to intangible assets.

The Valuable Trade Secrets in Your Factory

The Valuable Trade Secrets in Your Factory

Secrets — Most factories are awash with useful know-how and valuable trade secrets! Trade secret asset management might have been historically neglected by many factory managers. However, increasing competition among companies worldwide places a premium on...

What are the Reasonable Steps to Protecting Trade Secrets?

What are the Reasonable Steps to Protecting Trade Secrets?

What are the reasonable steps to take in protecting trade secrets? Trade secrets are an important, but a transparent if not invisible part of a company’s IP portfolio, and their transparency makes it all too easy for companies to overlook their protection.