2017 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 417 Trademarks, Names and Private Emblems
Section 417.455 Misappropriation, actual or threatened may be enjoined — injunction terminates, when — exceptional circumstances, defined.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 417.455 (2017)

Effective 28 Aug 1995

Title XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE

Chapter 417

417.455. Misappropriation, actual or threatened may be enjoined — injunction terminates, when — exceptional circumstances, defined. — 1. Actual or threatened misappropriation may be enjoined. Upon application to the court, an injunction shall be terminated when the trade secret has ceased to exist, but the injunction may be continued for an additional reasonable period of time in order to eliminate commercial advantage that otherwise would be derived from the misappropriation.

2. In exceptional circumstances, an injunction may condition future use upon payment of a reasonable royalty for no longer than the period of time for which use could have been prohibited. Exceptional circumstances include, but are not limited to, a material and prejudicial change of position prior to acquiring knowledge or reason to know of misappropriation that renders a prohibitive injunction inequitable.

3. In appropriate circumstances, affirmative acts to protect a trade secret may be compelled by court order.

(L. 1995 S.B. 80 & 88 § 3)

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