Trade Secret Fundamentals

In business, working with third party organizations is a necessity and the use of social media is commonplace, therefore employees must be aware of guidelines for handling company proprietary information. Using relevant scenario and examples, students will learn how to protect proprietary information and how to handle themselves in various meeting and relationship circumstances.

After completing this module learners will be able to

  • Define trade secret
  • Identify key factors related to trade secrets
  • Recall examples of trade secrets
  • Describe methods of safeguarding and handling trade secrets and different ways of losing a trade secret
  • Discuss advantages of a trade secret • Explain common trade secret classifications

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