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Q.How long does trade secret protection last?

A.Trade secret information can be protectable indefinately. In fact, the best kept trade secret is the Coca Cola formula, which has been kept for close to a century. As long as the information continues to fit the definition of a trade secret, it remains protected. This can be moments or decades. To fit the definition, the trade secret must remain a valuable piece of information that is unknown by the public and properly safeguarded by the business so as to limit how and to whom the secret is disclosed.

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