Non-Competition, Trade Secret and Unfair Competition

Gardere is a recognized leader in non-competition, trade secret protection and unfair competition litigation and strategy. Our lawyers maintain a full-service practice of assisting companies and executives in the negotiation and drafting of executive and stock agreements, evaluating potential risks and outcomes associated with trade secret issues and ultimately representing clients at trial to pursue and defend our clients’ rights.

Gardere’s unfair competition team has particular expertise in emergency proceedings prosecuting and defending injunctions and temporary restraining orders, with as little as one hour’s notice. Gardere has the unique ability to prosecute and defend non-competition and trade secret protection claims quickly and efficiently because of the vast research portfolio. Gardere’s experienced in-house computer forensic team provides a fast and effective tool to obtain a vast amount of information to pursue and defend trade secret litigation. Gardere has successfully and quickly prevented competitors from using trade secret allegations to stifle competition, close plant facilities and slow the solicitation of clients.

Our client’s business goals are the foundation for each unique trial strategy. With over 40 years of non-competition trial experience, we can quickly investigate, evaluate unique risks and provide several options for each client. Gardere’s team has represented clients in defending and prosecuting non-competition and trade secret issues through the Texas and U.S. Supreme Court proceedings. And, the lawyers have been consistently recognized as the top advocates in the field of non-competition litigation.

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