A Beer By Any Other Name is Still IP

Take this beer for example. It’s actually a trade secret. It was created by a brew-master who developed a formula to make the beer in a unique way. It has a certain taste, aroma, and look.
And that’s what makes it unique from other specialty beers.

Trade Secrets – An IP That Can Last Forever

Trade secret law is the oldest form of IP protection. Trade secrets are most often in the form of inventions, know-how, and show-how information that gives you a competitive advantage. Examples of types of trade secrets include formulas, recipes, software, business processes, databases, customer lists and proprietary information. Anything that takes time, money, or effort to develop and that you don’t want your competitors to know.