Headstart Injunction – an injunction prohibiting the defendant from using a stolen trade secret for a period of time equal to the time between the date of the secret’s theft and the date when the secret became public

headstart injunction:
(1984)

1. Trade secrets. An injunction prohibiting the defendant from using a trade secret for a period of time equal to the time between the date of the secret’s theft and the date when the secret became public.  So named since that period is the ‘head start’ the defendant unfairly gained over the rest of the industry. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

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