I recently stopped working for a company in the sign industry. I would like to start my own sign company. I do not have a non-compete contract nor any disclosure agreement with the previous sign company. I would like to buy a printer, and begin making my own signs. Can I do this legally and without fear of civil or criminal litigation?
If you don't have a non compete agreement, why would you worry about being prosecuted? Your previous employer is probably not the only company in the sign industry. Are there other facts you forgot to mention? Good luck.
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Yes, if you do not have a non-compete or other type of contractual agreement with your old company, you should be able to start your own company. Be careful not to take any of their designs, proprietary work or ideas when you do your business.
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