Colorado Non-Compete Law Blog

Colorado Non-Compete Law Blog

Insight and commentary on Covenants Not to Compete (Including Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets & Nondisclosure Agreements)

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Customer lists aren’t always trade secrets

Posted in Colorado's Non-Compete Statute, Trade Secrets

In Colorado, employers often claim that noncompetes┬ásigned by salemen are enforceable because the company has customer lists and other proprietary information which are trade secrets. Employers resort to the “trade secret” exception in Colorado’s noncompete statute, because many salesman don’t have management responsibilities and the statutory exception for executive and management personnel can’t be invoked.… Continue Reading

Colorado’s Non-Compete Statute

Posted in Colorado's Non-Compete Statute

In the last several years, several states have adopted statutes governing the enforcement of non-competes, including Oregon, Connecticut and Idaho. In other states, legislation has been proposed but not adopted. None of the statutes in other states are identical to Colorado’s although similarities exist.  In the midst of these changes in other states, it is worthwhile to… Continue Reading