A non-disclosure agreement is a legal document that prohibits an individual or entity from disclosing unauthorized information to any other person or entity. Non-disclosure agreements may be used in a variety of different circumstances including but not limited to civil trials, intellectual property agreements, employment agreements, real estate transactions, partnership agreements, and shareholder agreements. For example, non-disclosure agreements may be used by certain individuals or businesses during a civil litigation settlement to ensure the terms of the settlement are not disclosed to the public. A non-disclosure agreement must provide details about the confidential information, the scope of the confidentiality, the term of the non-disclosure agreement, and remedies for breaching the non-disclosure agreement. It is recommended to consult an experienced business lawyer to draft or review your non-disclosure agreement to ensure it is enforceable and not overly restrictive on the parties.

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Shahriar Jahanshahi is the founder and principal lawyer at Jahanshahi Law Firm in Toronto with a practice focus on representing business star-ups and investors in the province of Ontario. For further information about Shahriar Jahanshahi, click here.