Trade secret, non-compete and unfair competition
You face a marketplace that is more competitive than ever. And nothing is more important than the protection of your most valued business assets, such as:
• Market share
• Client relationships
• Intellectual property
• Human/employee capital
• Confidential business data
• Trade secrets
Using efficient and time-tested methods, we will make certain your assets are identified and properly protected, whether on a local or global basis. When legal action is needed, we will aggressively pursue those that misappropriate your assets with a fine tuned strategy that incorporates your needs, governing law and local state nuances.
To help your business safeguard its most valued assets, we utilize a three-step process:
1. Trade secret and non-compete review – A tailored review to help you determine your protectable business assets and information.
2. Restrictive agreements tailored for each level of employee – Agreements and other protective measures designed to match the level of protection needed with the level of risk posed by your various employees and competitors.
3. Restrictive agreements enforced – If your business assets are threatened, our team is ready to take immediate legal action on your behalf anywhere in the country.
The McDonald Hopkins trade secret, non-compete and unfair competition team has successfully litigated trade secret and non-compete matters in 36 states and has counseled on trade secret and non-compete matters in all 50 states.
- Enforcement of non-solicitation agreement and confidentiality agreements against financial advisor.
- Enforcement of non-solicitation and anti-piracy provisions against former accountants; successfully defended declaratory action.
- Enforcement of nine-county non-compete and non-solicit (Minnesota) against former legal staffing attorney.
- Enforcement of 14-county non-compete and non-solicit (Oregon) against former Regional Manager.
- Enforcement of statewide (Texas) non-compete and non-solicit agreement against former regional vice president.
- Successful defense of trade secret misappropriation action involving software developer for electronic medical record organization.
- Enforcement action of national non-compete/non-solicit agreement and trade secret misappropriation allegations against former CFO of subsidiary for Fortune 500 energy construction and infrastructure company.
- Enforcement action of non-compete/non-solicit agreement against vice president of sales for national automotive supplier.
- Represented national maintenance parts supplier in lawsuit against nine former employees and their new employer alleging claims for theft of trade secrets and violation of non-solicitation agreements. Case settled on favorable terms for client.
- Secured a Temporary Restraining on behalf of employer precluding the salesperson’s work with competition. The matter was later settled on favorable terms to Samson Industrial, LLC.
- Successfully defended Winthrop-Atkins against Carcross’
- Motion for a Preliminary Injunction to enforce a non-compete agreement involving a salesperson hired by Winthrop-Atkins.
- Enforcement of non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality agreements against former sales representatives.
- Successful enforcement action against former employee for trade secret misappropriation.
- We represented plaintiff medical group against former employee on non-solicitation and non-compete agreement in employment contract. Successful in entry of TRO which led to settlement agreement.