What are reasonable means to protect secrecy?

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What are reasonable means to protect secrecy?

Reasonable means might include the following:

(1) restricting access to the trade secret by preventing unauthorized entry into the facility where the trade secret is kept;

(2) obtaining non-disclosure agreements from key employees who came into contact with the trade secret;

(3) obtaining non-disclosure agreements for the trade secret from suppliers and manufacturers, including those who are sub-contractors, raw material suppliers and component manufacturers;

(4) obtaining a secrecy agreement from everyone that had direct or indirect contact with the trade secret;

(5) making pertinent documents available to suppliers for the sole purpose of bidding on or manufacturing;

(6) marking all materials and drawings related to the trade secret with a proprietary legend restricting their use and disclosure.

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