Firm's Statement of Confidentiality
- Confidentiality is of paramount
importance in IP law.
- Confidentiality is maintained throughout
a representation and thereafter.
- No confidential information is ever
disclosed beyond the representation except when authorized in writing by a
- The identities of clients and initial
inquiries find their way to no list whatsoever.
- The firm's reputation and my license to
practice law depend on this commitment.
- This confidentiality statement and its
commitment extends to all matters handled by the Firm, within or outside of
Confidential information must not be submitted
with an initial inquiry.
- For your protection and mine, confidential
information must not be submitted with an initial inquiry.
- Any material that appears to be confidential
and is received with an initial inquiry must and will be returned to the
submitter or destroyed, depending on the circumstances and practicalities.
- If your initial inquiry cannot be expressed
without revealing confidential information, a private consultation is probably
Confidential information should not be submitted
by email on a third-party access computer.
- The legal field now
generally considers communications by email are confidential.
- Major exception - if a third-party access computer,
or email account available on such a computer, is used.
- Third-party access computers/accounts emails include
(but are not limited to) emails which an employer, by contract or office
policy, have a right to read.
- That right alone can destroy confidentiality
and the greater protection of the attorney-client privilege even if the right
has not been exercised.
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