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New Jersey Adopts Statutory Trade Secret Protections

by James P. Flynn

On Monday, January 9, 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed into the law the New Jersey Trade Secrets Act (NJTSA), the Garden State’s version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA).  New Jersey, thus, becomes the forty-seventh state to adopt some form of UTSA.  While the New Jersey Act will promote some level of uniformity in the approach to trade secrets issues, New Jersey specific changes to the uniform act promise that this statute will build upon, rather than depart from, New Jersey’s common law tradition of protection of trade secrets and other valuable business information.

For more on the NJTSA, see the full post at the EBG Trade Secrets & Noncompete Blog, available by clicking here.