Friday, March 24, 2006, 3/24/2006 08:30:00 AM

Cheesy Trade Secrets

From the Fort Collins Coloradoan, a story concerning a trade secrets lawsuit by an out-of-business "microcheesery" against a larger competitor after a former employee went to work for that competitor. The suit seeks to stop the defendant from making cheese.

Bingham Hill Cheese Co. is suing Morning Fresh Cheese Co. alleging the former employee took trade secrets, such as the "types of cultures used to make cheese, vendor lists, recipes, business contacts and other confidential, intellectual property" when he went to work for Morning Fresh. The employee did have a confidentiality/noncompete agreement.

Action on a cease and desist order is expected soon.

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