nondisclosure agreement


nondisclosure agreement
A legally binding contract (also known as an NDA or confidentiality agreement) in which a person or business promises to treat specific information as a trade secret and not disclose it to others without proper authorization. Nondisclosure agreements are often used when a business discloses a trade secret to another person or business for such purposes as development, marketing, evaluation, or securing financial backing. A nondisclosure agreement will not protect trade secrets if the trade secret owner has not taken reasonable steps to keep the information secret.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trade Secrets

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • nondisclosure agreement — UK [ˌnɒndɪsˈkləʊʒə(r) əˌɡriːmənt] US [ˌnɑndɪsˈkloʊʒər əˌɡrimənt] noun [countable] [singular nondisclosure agreement plural nondisclosure agreements] business …   Useful english dictionary

  • nondisclosure agreement — UK [ˌnɒndɪsˈkləʊʒər əˌɡriːmənt] / US [ˌnɑndɪsˈkloʊʒər əˌɡrɪmənt] noun [countable] Word forms nondisclosure agreement : singular nondisclosure agreement plural nondisclosure agreements business an agreement that employees who have just joined a… …   English dictionary

  • nondisclosure agreement —    A legally binding contract under which a party promises to treat specific information as a trade secret and not to disclose it to others unless authorized to do so. A business may need to reveal a trade secret to another person or business for …   Business law dictionary

  • nondisclosure agreement — HR a legally enforceable agreement preventing present or past employees from disclosing commercially sensitive information belonging to the employer to any other party. A nondisclosure agreement can remain in force for several years after an… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Nondisclosure agreement — Ein Geheimhaltungsvertrag, auch Geheimhaltungserklärung, Geheimhaltungsvereinbarung, Vertraulichkeitsvereinbarung, NDA (englisch: non disclosure agreement) oder CDA (englisch: confidential disclosure agreement) ist ein Vertrag, welcher das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nondisclosure — non•dis•clo•sure [[t]ˌnɒn dɪˈskloʊ ʒər[/t]] adj. 1) (of a contract, agreement, etc.) stipulating that specified information supplied by one party will not be divulged to anyone else by the other party or parties 2) a failure to disclose… …   From formal English to slang

  • Non-disclosure agreement — A non disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement (CA), confidential disclosure agreement (CDA), proprietary information agreement (PIA), or secrecy agreement, is a legal contract between at least two parties that… …   Wikipedia

  • Postnuptial agreement — A postnuptial agreement is a written contract executed after a couple gets married, or have entered a civil union, to settle the couple s affairs and assets in the event of a separation or divorce. It is normally notarized or acknowledged, and is …   Wikipedia

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer — MGM redirects here. For other uses, see MGM (disambiguation). Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc. Type Privately held company[1] Industry Film …   Wikipedia

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory — Coordinates: 39°44′26″N 105°09′21″W / 39.740576°N 105.155855°W / 39.740576; 105.155855 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.