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What can be protected as a trade secret ?

Trade secrets can consist of different kinds of information: technical, commercial or financial information; formulas, recipes, source code, etc.

To be considered a trade secret:

- the information must be secret; in other words, it may not be widely known or may not be easily accessible within your area of expertise;

- the information must have real or potential commercial value, which is due to its secret character; and

- the holder of the information must have taken reasonable measures to keep the information secret.