SEC. 75-45-191. Revelation of trade secrets prohibited; application of Trade Secrets Act.
Any person who uses to his own advantage, or reveals to other than the commissioner and state chemist, or officers of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory, or to the courts when relevant in any judicial proceeding, any information acquired under the authority of this article, concerning any method, record, formulation or process which as a trade secret is entitled to protection, is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished according to law. In addition to the criminal remedy set forth herein, remedies for misappropriation of a trade secret shall be governed by the Mississippi Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Sections 75-26-1 through 75-26-19. This prohibition shall not be deemed as prohibiting the commissioner and state chemist, or their duly authorized agents, from exchanging information of a regulatory nature with duly appointed officials of the United States Government, or of other states, who are similarly prohibited by law from revealing this information.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 4449-23; Laws, 1972, ch. 474, Sec. 13; 1973, ch. 386, Sec. 3(g); 1990, ch. 442, Sec. 16, eff from and after July 1, 1990.