ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide on Trade Secrets - Protecting your Trade Secret in Southeast Asia
Nearly all businesses in all industries and sectors possess trade secrets. Trade secrets are a highly valuable and useful form of intellectual property right (IPR).
Trade secrets encompass manufacturing and industrial secrets as well as commercial secrets, and may include technical knowhow, new products or business models, business operation manuals, recipes and formulae, customer and supplier information, or special techniques uniquely and confidentially employed by a business in the development of a product or service, all of which are closely guarded by the companies in question.
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