trade secret

trade secret (plural trade secrets)

  1. (business) A formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information used by a business to obtain an advantage over competitors within the same industry or profession, which kept secret from those competitors or the public.
  • French: secret industriel
  • German: Geschäftsgeheimnis, Kunstgeheimnis (not in law)
  • Italian: segreto commerciale
  • Portuguese: segredo comercial
  • Russian: комме́рческая та́йна
  • Spanish: secreto comercial

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