Your brand’s trade secrets are the competitive advantage that you need when it comes to doing business in a world of corporate mega-giants. So what should you know if a disgruntled employee shares your IP with a competitor?
- This is what employment contracts are for – If you had a good employment contract, you can probably go after the employee for breaching it. After all, no good employment contract leaves out company privacy regarding IP.
- You can sue a company that uses your IP – Maybe they didn’t know your employee stole it, but that doesn’t make the trademark, patent, or copyright less yours. If they profited from your IP, you might be entitled to some of those profits.
- There is a statute of limitations – The longer you go without making a claim, the tougher it will be to win a suit and stop your IP from spreading further. You need to start working with a business attorney as soon as you learn that your trade secrets have been leaked and are being used.
IP Protection for Small Businesses in San Diego
You may feel like you have little recourse if a much larger company seems to be using your IP or if an employee has shared your trade secrets, but you really just have to find the right business lawyer. At Pokala Law APC, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are affordable for a small business owner while still being able to take on a larger business in court when the need arises. To get help protecting your intellectual property, call us today at 1.844.685.1487, or fill out the online contact form.