An injunctive relief (a court order refraining someone from carrying out a particular action) is available to prevent the disclosure of trade secrets by someone under an obligation not to disclose. Unfortunately, once a sensitive trade secret is leaked to the public, the effects can be extremely detrimental to a business. In many cases, no amount of money can compensate for the exposure of a trade secret.
In the event of trade secret misappropriation, quick action is important in an attempt to avoid further damaging exposure. Contact an intellectual property attorney immediately to discuss the proper steps that need to be taken in the event of trade secret violation.