Section 2-21-32

Protection of trade secrets.

Any person who seeks to his own advantage, or reveals to other than the commissioner or officers of the commissioner (appropriate department of the state), or to the court when relevant in any judicial proceeding, any information acquired under the authority of this chapter concerning any method, record, formulation or processes which, as a trade secret, is entitled to protection, is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, on conviction thereof, be fined not less than $500.00 or imprisoned for not more than six months or both; provided, that this prohibition shall not be deemed as prohibiting the commissioner or his duly authorized agent from exchanging information of a regulatory nature with duly appointed officials of the United States government or all other states who are similarly prohibited by law from revealing this information.

(Acts 1978, No. 780, p. 1143, §17.)