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Trade Secret Protection Services

Protect corporate trade secrets to ensure enterprises’ sustainable competitive advantage.

Corporations nowadays are faced with the challenges of intense business competition and globalization, and the protection of trade secrets has become an important cornerstone when enterprise seeks to maintain its sustainable competitive advantage and market leadership.


Domestic trade secret infringement events have been occurring consecutively during recent years. Therefore, how to properly protect corporate trade secrets has become an important issue for domestic enterprises. In recent years, Deloitte continues to collaborate with enterprises in the high-tech, manufacturing and other industries to implement a trade secret protection system. Made up of professionals with experiences in business operations, information management, personnel management and legal practices, our team has assisted clients on a number of engagements that include trade secret protection and management, and supply chain data management along with verification.

Service Introduction

Corporations nowadays are faced with the challenges of intense business competition and globalization, and the protection of trade secrets has become an important cornerstone when enterprise seeks to maintain its sustainable competitive advantage and market leadership.  The only way to achieve the goal of being a sustainable competitive business is to defend trade secrets. However, domestic trade secret infringement events have been occurring consecutively during recent years, which continues to challenge enterprises’ determination of managing core business operations. Therefore, how to properly protect corporate trade secrets has become an important issue for domestic enterprises.

In the past leak of trade secrets was mostly caused by former employees or competitors stealing information through espionage. Recently, in addition to past situations, businesses are also facing poaching, improper management of vendor collaboration and other issues. This not only impacts the original production and technical advantages of products, but also forces companies to decrease product prices to compete, which reduces the original profitability. 

Services and Values

Deloitte believes that enterprises should properly protect their trade secrets. But first, they need to have a clear understanding of what features should be included in trade secrets management system in order to assist enterprises when facing tough situations. A good trade secret management system should be able to prevent incidents from happening, and have in place a response mechanism in case of trade secret misappropriation. Besides properly managing and blocking malicious or incidental leakage of trade secrets in advance, the system can also provide necessary business management evidences when an event occurs. This not only protects the rights of enterprises, but also helps them to seek relief through legal channels.

Amendments to the Trade Secret Protection Act have been implemented. Besides the high-tech industries that contributed heavily on the promotion of trade secret protection, more and more traditional industries are also starting to pay attention to this issue. In addition to the strengthening of information security standards, it is essential for enterprises to have a deep understanding of the Trade Secret Protection Act, and adjust business processes as well as implement control measures accordingly, so as to maintain market leadership and create sustainable competitive advantage.

In recent years, Deloitte continues to collaborate with enterprises in the high-tech, manufacturing and other industries to implement a trade secret protection system. Made up of professionals with experiences in business operations, information management, personnel management and legal practices, our team has assisted clients on a number of engagements that include trade secret protection and management, and supply chain data management along with verification.

Our Services

  • Business process data protection, impact analysis, and risk assessment
  • Trade secret protection system planning, design, and development
  • Supply chain data protection, security assessment and data verification 

People

Thomas Wan

Thomas Wan

Manager Partner

Thomas Wan has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and risk management. His expertise lies in information technology (IT) strategy planning and management, IT infrastructure man... More

Chia-han Wu

Chia-han Wu

Partner

Mr. Chia-han Wu has Information Security Experiences for 14 Years. Expert in practical application and RD in computer network, information security, computer crime area, e-commerce, network security, ... More