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If information is confidential, a business owner must identify it that way, says intellectual property and trademark lawyer John Simpson.
In a new video on AdvocateDaily.com, Simpson offers input on both sides of the confidentiality issue.
“If a client comes to me who’s been accused of misappropriating trade secrets or confidential information, what we’ll look at first is the nature of the information to determine whether it is in fact confidential and whether it was disclosed to my client in confidence,” he says.
A business owner “should first and foremost identify their confidential business information,” Simpson adds.
“The information needs to be treated as confidential; it should only be disclosed to people who need to know it, and should only be disclosed on a need-to-know basis.” Watch Video