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Trade Secret News from the Hazel Team

The Growing Importance of Trade Secret Metadata

Companies must track their trade secret metadata. Yes, trade secrets are not registered, which makes it all the more important to track the metadata. Yes, trade secrets are secrets, and not keeping track of a secret is a great way to lose it.

European? Chinese? Japanese? Non-US Companies Face the US Defend Trade Secrets Act

Are you European and think the US Defend Trade Secrets Act doesn’t apply to your company? Guess Again. Here’s why.

Trade Secret Asset Management (Case Study)

Trade secret asset management has been neglected by many companies historically. However, this a vital area that can no longer be ignored.

Non-Disclosure Agreements and Trade Secrets

Non-disclosure agreements protect trade secrets and other important corporate business assets.  Thus, it is important to treat NDAs seriously.

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.