Connecticut Non Disclosure Agreement Template
The Connecticut Non-Disclosure Agreement “confidentiality agreement” is a contract used when an individual will be learning one or more trade secret(s) regarding another party, and the party sharing the information wants to prevent the information from being released to anyone else. Creating and signing an NDA not only outlines the information that can’t be exposed—it also clarifies what the other party is allowed to disclose. By clarifying precisely what may or may not be shared with other parties, this contract reduces confusion among both parties and ensures the contract holds itself in court. Below is an outline for Connecticut’s Trade Secret Law (Chapter 625) as well as a how-to for completing the agreement.
The form, depending on the needs of those that use it, can be made bilateral or unilateral. Bilateral contracts are used when both parties anticipate sharing information. Unilateral contracts (the more common of the two) are used when only one (1) party plans to share trade secrets.
Trade Secret Law
Similar to most states, Connecticut’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act.pdf (UTSA) covers the specifics of how stolen trade secrets are handled by CT’s courts. The state has slightly modified the provisions of the act in comparison to the federal version, meaning the state-specific version of the act should be referenced instead of the central one. The nine (9) sections included in the act have been highlighted below:
- § 35-50: The citation for Chapter 625
- § 35-51: Definitions of commonly used legal terms
- § 35-52: Situations in which Injunctive Relief will be ordered
- § 35-53: Discusses when damages can be recovered
- § 35-54: When attorneys fees may be covered by the court
- § 35-55: States the efforts that the courts do to ensure trade secret integrity
- § 35-56: Timeframe for bringing a case of misappropriation (statute of limitations)
- § 35-57: What chapter 625 supersedes
- § 35-58: Uniformity of the law with states enacting the UTSA