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Confidentiality And Intellectual Property

Confidentiality and intellectual property are two of the most important things that employees need to protect in the workplace. Confidential information includes things like trade secrets, customer lists, and other proprietary information. Intellectual property includes things like patents, trademarks, and copyrights. 

Employees need to understand how to protect both types of information from being shared with competitors or anyone else who could benefit from it. The best way to do this is to keep it confidential and only share it with people who need to know. 

This course will help employees understand what confidential and intellectual property are, how to protect them, and what they need to do to be successful in the workplace.


$ 29
  • 1 hour
  • All Employees
  • Level 1 - Ethics Fundamentals
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What You’ll Learn…

  • Identify confidential information in the workplace.
  • Understand how to protect and care for confidential information and intellectual property.
  • Know ethical principles for dealing with confidential information and IP.
  • Learn the who, what, and how with handling confidential information and dealing with competitors.
  • Learn practical tools and tips for protecting confidential information.

Course Outline

Part 1: Understanding Confidentiality and IP

  • What is confidential information?
  • What are Trade Secrets?
  • Intellectual Property
  • How do you know what is confidential or proprietary information?
  • The Costs of IP
  • What You Need to Know

Part 2: Your Responsibility for Confidentiality and IP

  • Being Trusted with Confidential Information
  • Protecting Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Who should not have access?
  • Kinds of Intellectual Property
  • What kinds of data are confidential?
  • Gathering Competitive Information

 Part 3: Actions for Success

  • Tips for Protecting Confidential Information
  • What to do with Confidential Information, Trade Secrets, and IP
  • Defending Your Company

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