Corporate Services: Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements
Some types of intellectual property protection are dependent on when and how information about a new technology, process or business concept is shared. As a result, non-disclosure agreements (also called confidentiality agreements) are a necessary supplement to patent and trade secret protection.
As part of our comprehensive corporate and IP protection services, Peacock Myers, P.C. can develop non-disclosure agreements to safeguard valuable information.
Who Needs Confidentiality Agreements
Non-disclosure agreements may be necessary to protect individual and corporate interests alike. Confidentiality may be a recommended stipulation in:
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Consulting Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Non-Competition Agreements
Depending on the flow of protected information, you may need a unilateral or bilateral non-disclosure agreement. Your attorney will help you better determine the type of non-disclosure agreement that best fits your needs.
Protection Provided by Non-Disclosure Agreements
Confidentiality agreements define the parameters around protected information, specifying how, with whom and under what circumstances it may be shared. By doing so, confidentiality agreements help prevent company trade secrets from accidental leaks. Having a formal non-disclosure agreement in place may also be a necessary condition for successful patent prosecution. In certain circumstances, a confidentiality policy must be established for the patent to be granted. In many other cases, non-disclosure agreements supplement “patent pending” protection while the application is still in process.
Protect Your IP Portfolio
Non-disclosure agreements can help clarify business relationships and provide a means to execute intellectual property rights. Contact Peacock Myers, P.C. to develop confidentiality agreements to add to your intellectual property portfolio.
Confidentiality agreements are invaluable elements to a comprehensive intellectual property protection strategy.
Call 877-998-1506 to speak to an IP attorney at Peacock Myers, P.C.
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