You have trade secrets that make your company what it is today. You've hired plenty of employees over the years, but for the most part, they were not privy to the vital workings of your business.
As an artist, you know it's going to be hard to protect your work. It doesn't take more than a few minutes for someone to grab a screenshot of your art, enhance it and sell it on their own T-shirts or products.
You went through the long process of obtaining a patent, and you're glad you did. Not more than a few months later, you found someone trying to use something you made; they reproduced your work to try to obtain a profit. The only problem is that you had no idea about the products. They're not of good quality, and it's beginning to affect your business.
A trade secret includes things such as programs, devices, methods, processes, formulas, patterns and techniques. To meet the definition, you need to use the secret in business and have an economic advantage over your competition because of it.