VTech, and in particular the CMS Division, are fully aware of all issues related to Intellectual Property (IP) protection. VTech acknowledge clients’ IP is their most valuable asset and VTech will provide a high standard of care to protect it. Clients IP includes not only the submitted BOMs, manufacturing drawings and prototypes, it also covers the designs, ideas, any corporate data, patents, copyrights, and trademarks, as defined by global organizations such as the USPTO, the European Patent Office, and WIPO.
All of our employees are aware of the fact that the protection of IP is an important topic. VTech has implemented companywide internal rules and training sessions which address the issue .The following are a few examples of our employee's guidelines in regards to IP issues.
*It is the responsibility of each member of the CMS team to protect a client's IP the Client’s BOMs, product information, and other sensitive material provided by our clients. All the client's documentation and information will be treated and handled as from time to time defined in the NDA.
*Whenever necessary and required, outgoing emails, FAX’s, and other correspondence will be marked "confidential" or the like and treated as such nature. Confidential information will be used by our CMS team for the purpose which it is intended for.
*VTech's CMS team will only share confidential information with other employees on a "as need to know" basis. Any obsolete or outdated information which has been replaced by an updated version will be returned or destroyed accordingly. *As from time to time defined in the NDA, all received documentation, data, and products will be returned to the client per their instruction upon expiration of a current project.
As mentioned above, our client’s innovative products and related Trade Secrets, Copy-rights, Patents, and Trade Marks require the utmost protection in the global market place. VTech CMS and our employees are fully aware of the challenge and we are well prepared to fully comply with the standards of IP protection and handle all related IP issues.