Coca cola in the cloud?
If Coca-Cola were to disclose its secret formula to an outsider, it may no longer be able to protect it as a trade secret in a suit for misappropriation, for example. Generally, unless subject to a confidentiality agreement, the disclosure of a trade secret to a third party can render the information no longer protectable.
The Coca-Cola story reveals an interesting problem. Some have alleged that the Coca Cola formula was disclosed in the
Atlanta Constitution in the February 28, 1979 issue. Now in the presence of an asserted disclosure is the trade secret holder going to say "you got me" or instead, "no, that isn't it"?
As to the cloud issue, JDSupra wrote: