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What is a trade secret and how are trade secrets used? The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have the information for you:


United States

  • USPTO – Trade Secret Policy





Here are the basics you need to know about trade secrets:

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office – Trade secrets factsheet – text / PDF (606 KB, 1 page)
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