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Trade Secret Protection in USA

What is a trade secret? Well, in layman's terms, it is pretty much anything, that - is secret, the owner tries to keep it secret, and it provides the owner with economic benefit by reason of it being secret. A basic example is that of an email list. A business spends considerable marketing efforts in order to grow its email list. This is usually confidential information.   Now, if the list is stolen by a competitor, the business can sue the competitor in order to stop it from using the list or disclosing it or if it is already out in the open, then seek damages from the trade secret infringer. Related Reads: How to Grow Your Email List Fast Data Privacy Laws in India that Businesses Must Know of Impact of GDPR on Marketers in the European Union and Outside The trade secret law in USA is guided via two separate statutes – The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, 1979, as amended on 1985 and a federal statute called the Defend Trade Secrets Act, 2016.    Earlier the trade se