Protecting Confidential Information
Important information to consider to protect your company’s confidential information when doing business in the US
Do I have any protection in Pennsylvania against an employee learning my production techniques, pricing or other confidential information, then taking that information to go to work for another company?
What about inventions developed by the employee while they are working for me? Who gets to keep the rights to the invention — the employer or the employee?
How can I prevent a former employee from using everything that I taught him or her to then go after my customers?
If my intellectual property is protected in my own country, do I need to do anything more to protect it when I start using it or selling it in the United States?
If I have a product or a special manufacturing process that my company has developed, how much time does it take and what does it cost to protect it in the United States?
Is there somewhere that I can register my company name? Will that protect me from others in the marketplace using the same name?
Do I need to spend $7,000 or more to protect the unique design or appearance of my product?