Trade Secrets, Confidentiality, and Social Media

(158 Ratings)

Produced on: October 23, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Join attorney Amy B. Goldsmith for a primer on confidentiality and trade secrets in the age of social media. Confidential information and trade secrets are valuable business assets. Although all trade secrets must be kept confidential, not all confidential information merits trade secret protection. Often, even though businesses are diligent in requiring that their employees sign confidentiality agreements, both sides’ obligations are not well understood, and the value of these business assets may be diminished due to this lack of understanding.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the various types of confidential information
  2. Define trade secrets and explain how they differ from other types of confidential information
  3. Develop best practices for protecting confidential information and trade secrets and for using social media
  4. Discuss the contractual obligations and liabilities of businesses and individual employees
  5. Address hypotheticals that illustrate what happens in the real and virtual worlds
  6. Review recent case law


Amy Goldsmith

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Successful, profitable businesses share certain characteristics: immediately recognizable brands, desirable products or services, and a strategic plan which minimizes legal risks. As co-chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy B. Goldsmith partners with clients to provide practical legal advice and connections to grow their businesses. A strategic advisor, she guides clients in all stages of their development from idea conception and protection, to funding, manufacturing and enforcement.

She will advise you whether your trademark is available in the United States and globally, if patents should be a part of your strategy, and if your design team’s new product shares too many features of the competition’s copyrighted bestseller. She will design contracts that make sense. Amy will also guide you through the clearance process, whether the subject matter is books, movies or live action. If a dispute is on the horizon, she will be by your side until a fair resolution is reached.

Amy protects the global interests of national and international clients in a wide variety of industries, including fashion, cosmetics, pet products, publishing, medical devices, exercise equipment, web-based business applications and telecommunications platforms, and consumer and designer goods.

She is a Vice President of the New York Women's Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is on the Board of Directors of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy. Amy also was a speaker at and served on the Advisory Board for TedxTimesSquare.

Before joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy was a partner at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C.


Earl B.

thorough and up to date

Elizabeth W.

Engaging speaker

Anna R.

I really liked the presenter.

Deanna C.

This was an outstanding presentation.

Maho S.

The lecture was very useful. The content is applicable to confidential information control in general.

Shana B.

Very relevant to all legal work. Great update on currently cases and just enough detail but not too much

Robert S.

Excellent program and well presented.

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