How to protect an idea or sensitive information concerning your business?
Whether you wish to protect confidential information that is made known to a third party for business or marketing or other purposes, or protect a business idea in general there is adequate legal measures to consider.
In the first case, a non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement may be signed between the related parties. This type of agreement is well known and commonly used for business transaction in Lebanon.
In the second case, the Lebanese law provide for intellectual property (IP) protection. However it is less the idea and more the expression of it that is legally protected. In other terms, the idea should be tangible. Here we talk about copyright, trademark and Patent protection.
For more details about IP protection and how to apply for it , click here.