Customer lists, which can be considered a trade secret, have various remedies of damages. Similar to a trade secret, the remedy of damages for customer lists are commonly in the form of (1) actual damages including lost profits and lost value, (2) unjust enrichment, and (3) reasonable royalty. In the event that lost profits is the appropriate measure of damages, the expert can employ the three commonly used valuation methods (the cost, income and market approaches) to determine the actual losses.
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