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Strategies for Preserving Trade Secret Rights are focus of Butzel Long May 13 webinar

DETROIT, Mich. – The most valuable assets many companies have today are their trade secrets – confidential information about their clients, business and manufacturing processes.

Up until recently, companies could rely on state law to protect those trade secrets. However, state laws cannot always effectively protect trade secrets in today’s expanding global markets, especially when the threat comes from a foreign company that is beyond the reach of most state and federal courts. Recent cases have created a whole new option for companies seeking to exploit global markets to bring their trade secrets cases in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

Butzel Long will host a complimentary webinar titled, “Preserving Your Trade Secret Rights Around the World – Can the ITC Help?” from Noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 featuring firm attorneys who will explain how the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) can help in protecting trade secrets from foreign threats – and what businesses need to know to defend claims in the ITC concerning the products they import.

Presenters include the following Butzel Long attorneys:

• Joseph Cosby, a seasoned ITC litigator and author based in Butzel Long’s Washington, DC office;

• Phillip Korovesis, whose Detroit-based practice focuses on trade secret and non-compete commercial disputes; and,

• James Gehrke, a veteran commercial litigator based in Butzel Long’s Washington, DC office who has practiced in the ITC.

Registration is required for this complimentary webinar. To register, visit For inquiries, contact Jonathan Spencer at

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in the United States. It was founded in 1854, making this year its 160th anniversary of providing trusted client service. Butzel’s full-service offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting