A trade secret consists of a simple formula, internal manual, data and information, business methods and procedures, practically any information which confers an economic advantage but which is also not generally know or ascertainable. A trade secret also requires reasonable measures to protect the information. A trade secret can be kept secret indefinitely, providing longer protection than a patent which has a limited duration. However, a third party can independently generate this information and use it as there is no formal protection once the trade secret is independently generated.

Most companies protect trade secrets using a combination of non-compete agreements and non-disclosure agreements along with internal procedures to maintain the secrecy of the information.

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