PartyLite Gifts, Inc. v. Swiss Colony Occasions, 246 Fed. Appx. 969 (2007)

Does PartyLite's distributor list constitute a trade secret?

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No. The 6th Circuit ruled that the list of distributors was not a trade secret because the information was available both on PartyLite’s web site and in the back of the PartyLite distributor magazine, readily available on eBay, complete with sales figures and without any notice that the information was confidential. In order to be a trade secret, the list must be the subject of efforts reasonable under the circumstances to maintain secrecy.

Full case and case summary also available online at: http://www.mlmlegal.com/legal-cases/PartyLiteGiftsInc_v_SwissColonyOccasions.php

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, MLM / Direct Sales Updates, MLM Consulting / Network Marketing Updates

Reference Info:Federal, 6th Circuit, Tennessee | United States

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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