Antedating of "Trade Secret"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 11 19:33:36 UTC 2006

trade secret (OED 1895)

1855 Smith, Josiah William. A compendium of the law of real and personal
property : connected with conveyancing : for the use of students and
practitioners 1013 (Making of Modern Law)  Sale of trade secret.

Fred Shapiro

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