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Copyright Law Basics & Workplace Activities
Copyright law affects the workplace activities of many employees on a daily basis. Copyright protection extends to newspaper and magazine articles, instructional videos, web sites, computer Courses, and even elevator music. Most people recognize the presence of a copyright by the symbol , but even in the absence of the symbol the material may be protected by copyright law.

Trade Secrets & Their Protection
Protecting trade secrets is more important than ever today, as companies look for ways to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition. Prudent companies are recognizing the need not only to protect their own confidential business information as trade secrets, but also to guard against the misappropriation of others` trade secrets.

 

What is a Trade Secret?

Broadly speaking, any confidential business information which provides an enterprise a competitive edge may be considered a trade secret. Trade secrets encompass manufacturing or industrial secrets and commercial secrets. The unauthorized use of such information by persons other than the holder is regarded as an unfair practice and a violation of the trade secret.

 

 

Trade Secret Basics FAQ

What every business owner should know about trade secret law.

 

Copyright Basics [PDF]

Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.

 

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