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Invisible Gold in Asia by David Llewelyn

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What’s relatedi. Trade secret

Often closely allied with the patent but valuable in itself is the trade secret. A trade secret or confidential information is information belonging to an individual or business that has a sufficient element of secrecy or confidentiality, such that the law will protect it and not allow its disclosure to others without consent. There is no need to register.

It was a hugely valuable trade secret—Formula X for its cola drink—that led the Coca-Cola Company to withdraw from India back in the 1970s rather than reveal it to the authorities. The secret formula still resides in a safe in the corporation’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, accessible only by the corporation’s most senior officers.

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