Confidentiality Agreements: trade secrets; non-circumvention; NDA’s – Do You Need Them? What Should They Include?

Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is intellectual property law – both contentious and non-contentious – as it relates to digital works including trademarks;copyright; patents and database rights PAIL®Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s ® Resource Library

Confused about the full scope of confidentiality agreements – what they’re for, and whether you need them in your business? Read on for the expert advice you need to stay protected.

If you’re like most small business owners, you probably don’t use confidentiality agreements all that often. Most business owners don’t get employees or contractors to sign confidentiality agreements; and don’t understand the full scope of what confidentiality agreements can cover, or why they should use them.

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Mobile app developer non-circumvention agreement

Mobile app developer non-circumvention agreement explained by mobile app expert lawyers

So you have come up with some novel ideas to develop some features for a native mobile app for IOS or Android. Assuming you cannot code yourself, you will want to start approaching coders to build the app. But how will you prevent those developers stealing your ideas or building the same or a similar app for other another business? This is a major problem for a business because you don’t want to spend thousands developing an idea only for it to copied. Obviously you have to tell a developer about your ideas for them to build the app in the first place. Also the developer will build the app with the skills and knowledge that they have acquired over the years, and these skills are transferable

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