“In order to maintain protection, you have to maintain secrecy,” Henry says. “Ensure that all new employees, independent contractors, and vendors are subject to trade secret agreements, which could be confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements.”
It’s best to talk to an intellectual property attorney to see which area of the law offers your company its best protection. That’s what Albright does. “Starting a business is scary in and of itself, but it’s scarier if you don’t ask for advice,” she says.