Trade Secrets Litigation

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Experienced in Trade Secrets Litigation in South Carolina. 

At Grove Ozment, we represent businesses and individuals in trade secret cases across South Carolina. Given how valuable trade secrets often are, trade secret cases often require immediate action. We understand the high stakes and urgent nature of protecting trade secrets and confidential information zealously represent our clients in state and federal court.

What is a trade secret?  

The term “Trade secrets” is often misunderstood. Many people assume that a trade secret would need to be a secret formula like the formula for Coca-Cola. In fact, the law has a much broader definition than that. The South Carolina Trade Secrets Act (“SCTSA”) defines a trade secret as “information including… a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, product, system, or process, design, prototype, procedure, or code that (i) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by the public or any other person who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and (ii) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy.” Similarly, federal law defines a trade secret under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) to include confidential information that derives independent economic value for its owner and the owner has been reasonably protected.

Both the South Carolina Trade Secrets Act and the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act prohibit the misappropriation of trade secrets. 

A Strong Legal Team on Your Side

Our seasoned attorneys at Grove Ozment are well-versed in the nuances of trade secret law in South Carolina. We regularly advise clients on issues dealing with the South Carolina Trade Secrets Act and the Defend Trade Secrets Act, providing tailored services including:

  • Trade Secret Identification: Assistance in identifying and classifying your company's trade secrets.
  • Protection Strategies: Development of comprehensive protection plans to safeguard your trade secrets effectively.
  • Misappropriation Litigation: Aggressive representation in cases of trade secret theft or misappropriation.
  • Contractual Safeguards: Drafting and reviewing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and employment contracts to ensure intellectual property security.

Protect Your Trade Secrets

We understand the vital importance of protecting a business’s trade secrets in South Carolina. Whether you’re a startup or an established corporation, safeguarding your intellectual assets is a crucial part of running a successful business. Our dedicated team of attorneys provide legal strategies that are meant to secure and defend your trade secrets, ensuring your competitive edge remains intact.

The Grove Ozment Law Firm is committed to representing our clients in trade secret cases.

We provide knowledgeable guidance and proactive legal representation to prevent misuse, theft, unauthorized use, or infringement and to respond effectively if your trade secrets are compromised. Contact us today for a confidential consultation to safeguard your valuable business information.

Your Trusted Legal Partners

Grove Ozment Law Firm is founded on the principles of advocacy, dedication, and ability. When you choose us as your legal partner, you gain a team of professionals who will tirelessly pursue justice on your behalf. We believe in your right to a fair defense, and we are committed to protecting your future.

Contact Grove Ozment Law Firm today for a confidential consultation with our experienced attorneys. Let us guide you through the legal process and work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for your case.

Your future is worth fighting for. Trust Grove Ozment to be your unwavering advocates in your time of need.