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Texas Adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act; New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina Remain Lone Holdouts

On May 2, 2013, the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. The new law becomes effective on September 1, 2013. Nearly every state in the United States now has adopted some variation of the model Uniform Trade Secrets Act; only New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina have not.

The UTSA includes statutory definitions for terms such as trade secrets, misappropriation, and wrongful means, and provides several potential remedies for wrongs committed under the act, including injunctive relief, damages and attorneys’ fees.

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