Connecticut Non Disclosure Agreement

The Connecticut Non-Disclosure Agreement, also called a “Confidentiality Agreement” is a document used when an individual will be learning one or more trade secret(s) regarding another party, and the party disclosing the information wants to prevent the information from being shared with anyone else. Signing an NDA not only helps with ensuring secrets are not exposed – it also states what the other party is allowed to disclose, reducing confusion and ensuring 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.

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Trade Secret Law

Before drafting and signing an NDA in the state of Connecticut, it is important to understand their interpretation of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), which we have broken down section by section 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

How to Write in PDF & Word

Step 1 – Download the NDA in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word. The parties can either complete the contract digitally using the fillable PDF or by printing out the form and completing it by hand.

Step 2 – At the top of the document, enter the Date (day and year), followed by the Names and Addresses of both parties. The “Disclosing Party” is the individual or company that is sharing the trade secret(s), whereas the “Receiving Company” is the one learning the secret.

 

Step 3 – After both parties agree to the conditions laid out in the contract, have both the Disclosing and Receiving parties Sign the document, write their Printed Names, their company Titles (if applicable), and the Dates in which they signed the document. The contract will go into effect once both signatures have been recorded.