Washington Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Template

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The Washington non-disclosure agreement is an agreement used to ensure that the Trade Secrets of the parties involved are not exposed to the general public or released to a competing company. This agreement can be Unilateral, meaning one party has sole ownership of the Confidential Information in question (employer-employee relationship).It can also be Mutual, in that neither party has sole ownership and therefore neither party has the ability to disclose the information at will (partnership). If Confidential Information is released, the party responsible will be held liable and the non-disclosure agreement will serve as proof that they were aware of the confidential nature of the information.

Definition of “Trade Secret” – RCW 19.108.010

LawsChapter 19.108 RCW-Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Non-Compete Agreement – This agreement is usually placed in front of a new employee to ensure that, once their relationship with the company has terminated, they will be limited in their ability to compete in a similar field.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx) or Open Document Text (.odt).

Step 2 – The first paragraph has fields for the date and the names of the parties.

Step 3 – The checkboxes of section two (2) can be used to describe the type of agreement. The third section is where the relationship between the parties can be described.

Step 4 – Enter into the first field of the second form the number of days a party can expect to wait for materials to be returned to them.

Step 5 – The signatures of the parties can be supplied following the date of signing and the printed names.