San Diego, CA asked in Contracts and Copyright for California

Q: How to phrase my NDA so the duration of it, five years, begins at the conclusion of business/communication not the start

I am giving an engineer proprietary information and want my NDA to begin once our relationship ends. So if we work together for three years, the five year period starts at the end of our three years. If we work together for a month, it starts after that month. Etc.

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Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan
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  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your objective is understood. It can be achieved. However, it looks like you want to give up confidentiality on all information generated during the relationship. Perhaps you may wish to consult counsel as to whether any other unintended consequences could result from the arrangement you contemplate.

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