[ 482B-8]  Effect on other law.  (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b) this chapter displaces conflicting tort, restitutionary, and other law of this State providing civil remedies for misappropriation of a trade secret.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 482B-8

  • Misappropriation: means :

         (1)  Acquisition of a trade secret of another by a person who knows or has reason to know that the trade secret was acquired by improper means; or

         (2)  Disclosure or use of a trade secret of another without express or implied consent by a person who:

              (A)  Used improper means to acquire knowledge of the trade secret; or

              (B)  At the time of disclosure or use, knew or had reason to know that the person's knowledge of the trade secret was:

                   (i)  Derived from or through a person who had utilized improper means to acquire it;

                  (ii)  Acquired under circumstances giving rise to a duty to maintain its secrecy or limit its use; or

                 (iii)  Derived from or through a person who owed a duty to the person seeking relief to maintain its secrecy or limit its use; or

              (C)  Before a material change of the person's position, knew or has reason to know that it was a trade secret and that knowledge of it had been acquired by accident or mistake. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 482B-2

  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trade secret: means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program device, method, technique, or process that:

         (1)  Derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and

         (2)  Is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 482B-2

     (b)  This chapter does not affect:

     (1)  Contractual remedies, whether or not based upon misappropriation of a trade secret;

     (2)  Other civil remedies that are not based upon misappropriation of a trade secret; or

     (3)  Criminal remedies, whether or not based upon misappropriation of a trade secret.