The legal protection of trade secrets is a desirable objective for the law to pursue and requires improvement through the implementation of new civil and criminal law measures. This report recommends the creation of two new statutory torts to protect the plaintiff who is without an agreement that is governed by the general law of contract. The first tort is aimed at industrial espionage in relation to trade secrets and would make the acquisition of […]
|AREA OF LAW||Property|
|TAGS||confidence, disclosure, fiduciary, freedom, patent, privacy, tort, trade secret|
Draft statute adopted by Uniform Law Conference of Canada, Victoria, BC, August 1987.
July 1, 1986
There is presently no single body of law governing the circumstances under which trade secrets are legally protectable. The Criminal Code does not recognize theft of a trade secret as an offence. A person must therefore rely upon the law of contract or, in a case where there is no contract, equity. There are major problems with the current causes of action as far as they apply to protection of trade secrets. This report recommends […]
|TAGS||personal property, intellectual property, trade secrets, Property, trade secret|
February 2, 1984