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  Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”)

Some facts on UTSA

The 42 states that have enacted statutes modeled after the UTSA are listed below in alphabetical order:

Alaska 9/2/88 Alaska Statutes § 45.50.910 et.seq.

Arizona 4/11/90 Arizona R.S. § 44-401 et seq.

Arkansas 3/21/81 Arkansas C.A. § 4-75-601 et seq.

California 1/1/85 Cal. Civ. Code § 3426 et seq.

Colorado 7/1/86 Colo. R.S. § 7-74-101 et seq.

Connecticut 6/23/83 Conn. G.S. § 35-50 et seq.  (Amended 1997 to provide that "improper means" of obtaining a trade secret include "searching through the trash") 

Delaware 4/15/82 6 Del. C. § 2001 et seq. (Amended 1997)

D. of Columbia 3/16/89 D.C. Code § 48-501 et seq.

Florida 10/1/88 Fla. S. § 688.001 et seq.

Georgia 7/1/90 Ga. C.A. § 10-1-760 et seq.

Hawaii 7/1/89 Haw. R.S. § 482B-1 et seq.

Idaho 1981 Idaho C. § 48-801 et seq.

Illinois 1/1/88 765 ILCS § 1065/1 et seq.

Indiana 2/25/82 Ind. C. § 24-2-3-1 et seq.

Iowa 1990 90 Acts, ch 1201 Section 550.1 et.seq.

Kansas 7/1/81 K.S.A. § 60-3320 et seq.

Kentucky 4/6/90 Ky. R.S. § 365.880 et seq.

Louisiana 7/19/81 La. R.S.A. § 51:1431 et seq.

Maine 5/22/87 Me. R.S.A. § 1541 et seq.

Maryland 7/1/89 Md .Comm.L., § 11-1201 et seq.

Michigan 12/30/98, MCL 445.1901 et seq., MSA  Sections 19.901 et seq.

Minnesota 1/1/81 M.S.A. § 325C.01 et seq.

Missouri  8/28/95  Mo. Rev. Stat. Sec. 417.450 et seq.              

Mississippi 7/1/90 M.C.A. § 75-26-1 et seq.

Montana 1985 Mont. C.A .§ 30-14-401 et seq.

Nebraska 7/9/88 Neb. R.S. § 87-501 et seq.

Nevada 3/5/87 Nev. R.S.A. §600A.010 et seq.

New Hampshire 1/1/90 N.H. R.S.A. § 350-B:1 et seq.

New Mexico 4/3/89 N.M. S.A. § 57-3A-1 et seq.

N. Carolina 1981 N.C. G.S. § 66-152 et seq.

North Dakota 7/1/83 N.D. Cent. C. § 47-25.1-01 et seq.

Ohio 7/22/94 R.C. § 1333.61 et seq.

Oklahoma 1/1/86 Okl. S.A. tit. 78 § 85 et seq.

Oregon 1/1/86 OR. R.S. § 646.461 et seq.

Rhode Island 7/1/86 R.I. G.L.A. § 6-41-1 et seq.

S. Carolina 6/15/92 S.C. C.A. § 39-8-1 et seq. (replaced 5/21/97 S.C. Code Ann. Section 39-8-10)

S. Dakota 7/1/88 S.D. Comp. L.A. § 37-29-1 et seq.

Utah 5/1/89 Utah C.A. § 13-24-1et seq.

Vermont 7/1/96 Ch. 143 Section 4601 et. seq.

Virginia 7/1/86 Va. C.A. § 59.1-336 et seq.

Washington 1/1/82 Wash. R.C.A. § 19.108.010 et seq.

West Virginia 7/1/86 W. Va. C.A. § 47-22-1 et seq.

Wisconsin 4/24/86 Wis. S. § 134.90

 

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 The following states have Trade Secret statutes that are not modeled after the Uniform Trade Secrets Act:


Alabama 8/12/87 Ala. Code § 8-27-1 et seq.

Massachusetts 1967 Mass. G.L.A. ch. 93 § 42 et seq.

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The following states protect trade secrets under the common law:

New Jersey

New York    [under consideration by the New York legislature]

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas            

Wyoming

 

 Comparison of Illinois Trade Secrets Act with UTSA  brackets show matter in ITSA and not in UTSA   UCONN linkpage  

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