Were Your Intellectual Property Or Trade Secrets Mishandled?
When business competition becomes theft or misappropriation of your ideas or trade secrets, our lawyer can take immediate steps to protect your rights and your business.
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., our lawyers represent businesses that have suffered financial harm through theft or misuse of intellectual property or trade secrets. With offices in Geneva and Chicago, we represent businesses throughout Illinois. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Protecting Your Company’s Trade Secrets
Trade secrets include product formulas, specifications, marketing plans, customer lists and other proprietary information you use in your business. Any information that is not generally known and confers an economic benefit to your company may be considered a trade secret. Often, this information is kept in password-protected files and can be accessed only by top-level people in your company.
Theft of trade secrets typically occurs when an employee with access to proprietary information:
- Sells information to a competing business
- Goes to work for a competing business
- Starts a competing business
The federal Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) provides compensation, injunctive relief, attorney fees and punitive damages to companies that are harmed by theft or misuse of trade secrets.
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Intellectual property includes your patents, copyrights and trademarks. Our lawyers represent businesses that are harmed by theft or misuse of intellectual property. Misuse of trademarks often takes place on the internet and can cause significant harm to your business.
Free Attorney Consultation
To talk to our lawyers about misuse of intellectual property and trade secrets, call 630-313-2071 or fill out the contact form on this website. We offer blended hourly and contingency fees in many intellectual property and trade secret cases.