To maintain a trade secret, we can help you develop a mandatory, written policy of maintaining the secret information, one that all employees must acknowledge and follow. The duty can be a condition of employment and you might consider adding such provisions in your employment agreements. For example, you should limit the number of employees that will have access to the trade secret. Visitors must be closely monitored and must not be exposed to, allowed to see or be allowed to gain access to information on or to areas where the trade secreted materials and/or methods are found or practiced. Any disclosure must be measured and the person to whom the information is provided, depending on the extent of the disclosure, must be bound by a confidentiality agreement.
Defense of trade secret rights generally resonate under contract law and employment law.