How In-House Counsel can Protect Company Trade Secrets

Trade secrets differ from other forms of Intellectual property ("IP") in that the mode of their protection is not codified under Kenyan law. This does not mean that they are not important. In fact, if well protected, trade secrets can give an organisation a distinctive competitive advantage. This article considers ways in which in-house counsels can drive the trade secret protection agenda in their organisations. WHAT IS A TRADE SECRET? As stated in the preceding section, there is no legislation in Kenya governing trade secrets and hence no local definition of the term "trade secret". However, Kenya is a member of the...

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