Proprietary Information

“Proprietary information” is the life of a business.   To be considered “proprietary” the information has to be  unique and that the company has to have taken steps to keep it secret.  It can include:

  • Trade Secrets
  • Customer Lists
  • Price Lists
  • Processes
  • Marketing Plans
  • Business Plans

Often a departing employee is tempted to take proprietary information to start a new business or to help a new employer.  Texas law offers a broad spectrum of protection to the  business.

On the other side, a business is often motivated to accuse a departing employee of taking  proprietary information so that it can keep him out of the marketplace.  Texas law also offers a measure of protection to departing employees.

These types of cases often involve immediate and urgent action – a lawsuit, a temporary restraining order, and a temporary injunction action within two weeks of the departure.  The cases are fact-intensive.

At Hammerle, Finley & Scroggins, we have represented many employers and employees in these situations.   We know that the stakes are high for all of the parties.  We act swiftly to protect our client’s interests.

 

Call us.  We can help.

  • Our Locations

    Lewisville

    2871 Lake Vista Dr.
    Suite 150
    Lewisville, Texas 75067

    Dallas

    17304 Preston Rd.
    Suite 800
    Dallas, Texas 75252
    (By Appointment Only)

    Plano

    5700 Granite Parkway
    Suite 200
    Plano, Texas 75024
    (By Appointment Only)

    Denton

    2220 San Jacinto Blvd
    Denton, TX 76205
    (By Appointment Only)

    Corinth

    6501 S. Interstate 35E, Frontage Rd
    Suite 101
    Corinth, Texas 76210
    (By Appointment Only)

    McKinney

    2150 S. Central Expressway
    Suite 200
    McKinney, Texas 75070
    (By Appointment Only)

    Southlake

    950 East Highway 114
    Suite 160
    Southlake, Texas 76092
    (By Appointment Only)

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    [re Thad Finley and Robert Morris] “I have used this firm for more than 15 years, they are prompt, professional & efficient. They stay on top of anything I ask them to do.” K.M., business owner

    Our Locations

    • Lewisville

      2871 Lake Vista Dr.
      Suite 150
      Lewisville, Texas 75067

    • Dallas (By Appointment Only)

      17304 Preston Rd.
      Suite 800
      Dallas, Texas 75252

    • Plano (By Appointment Only)

      5700 Granite Parkway
      Suite 200
      Plano, Texas 75024

    • Corinth (By Appointment Only)

      6501 S. Interstate 35E Frontage Rd
      Suite 101
      Corinth, Texas 76210

    • McKinney (By Appointment Only)

      2150 S. Central Expressway
      Suite 200
      McKinney, Texas 75070

    • Southlake(By Appointment Only)

      950 East Highway 114
      Suite 160
      Southlake, Texas 76092