Mergers & Acquisitions

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Trade Secret / Trade Secrets


Any confidential business information that provides an enterprise a competitive edge.

See Also

Intellectual property.


Trade secrets encompass manufacturing or industrial secrets and commercial secrets. Trade secrets include sales methods, distribution methods, consumer profiles, advertising strategies, lists of suppliers and clients, and manufacturing processes.