Noncompete News: Update on Tennessee Trade Secret and Non-Compete Law

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In 2000, the Tennessee legislature passed the Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act ("TUTSA or the Act") to govern trade secret law and to extend an arm of protection to individuals and businesses with trade secrets. Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-25-1708(a). The Tennessee legislature adopted the definition of "trade secret," in part, from the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, but also included several other additions, making Tennessee's definition of "trade secret" even broader than that of most states. Recent Tennessee case law arguably provides greater protection to trade secrets by offering protection to categories of information that traditionally were not considered trade secrets.

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Published In: Intellectual Property Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

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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