Taking The Offensive To Protect Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (August 31, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT) -- Although lawsuits involving trade secret disputes within the entertainment industry are often resolved confidentially, recent matters have garnered national attention.

In April, a former IMG Worldwide Inc. sports agent defected to Creative Artists Agency, allegedly taking more than 7,000 privileged files on his laptop with him and destroying key documents pertaining to clients and salaries.

In June, Universal Locations, which provides location rentals for studios and networks, claimed that two former employees stole its trade secrets and provided them to a competitor. Universal maintains a database...
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