In accordance with Nebraska's "open-door policy" toward industry, the Nebraska Legislature passed an act in 1965 which made the theft of a trade secret a felony. The act is an amalgamation of the New York and New Jersey acts. The question toward which this article is directed is whether established civil remedies, coupled with the added criminal sanctions, afford adequate protection for industrial trade secrets in Nebraska. It is therefore necessary to briefly discuss the battery of common law civil remedies before considering the effects of the new legislative provisions.

I. Introduction

II. Summary of Civil Remedies

III. Nebraska Legislation—Criminal Sanctions

IV. Uniform Legislation

V. Conclusion