Duration Clauses In Non-Disclosure Agreements

These third party recipients of your confidential information are essential to the performance of this legal contract and should be included in the secrecy. An important distinction for confidentiality agreements is that some stop while others do not. But do not neglect the duration of your trade secrets in your secrecy, relying exclusively on customary law to protect you. In both cases, the temporary confidentiality conditions resulted in the loss of trade secret protection. While in such cases the appropriate solution could be the introduction of permanent confidentiality conditions, such agreements are considered “inappropriate trade restrictions” in many U.S. states and other jurisdictions around the world, as they do not guarantee concrete protection of confidential information for such important periods.