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Protecting food receipes against manufacturers

This is related to the thread https://ip-lawyer-tools.com/qa-forums/topic/how-make-a-food-product-successful/

I have a friend who is about to engage a contract manufacturer overseas to supply his food products.

He is afraid that the manufacturer might steal his recipes for themselves. Can this be prevented with a contract?

Basic rule is this: one cannot forbid one person by a contract what everybody else (who is not a party to the contract) is free to do. That follows from anti-competition laws that are very similar wor ... [read more]