The Receiving Party acknowledges and agrees that damages may not be an adequate remedy for any breach of this Agreement and that the Disclosing Party shall be entitled to the remedies of injunction, specific performance and other equitable relief for any threatened or actual breach of this Agreement.
This clause allows either party to seek court-ordered remedies for breaches, instead of just monetary damages:
- It recognizes money damages may not fully remedy breaches of the agreement.
- So both parties have the right to ask courts for injunctions, specific performance orders, or other equitable relief.
- These court orders can compel or stop actions related to breaches.
In plain terms, it gives the parties the option to pursue court interventions to directly address breaches, not just collect compensation.
This provides extra ways to enforce the deal beyond damages.
Historically, remedies for confidentiality agreement breaches were limited to monetary damages.
This provided incomplete redress for harms like improper disclosure of trade secrets.
As confidential business dealings grew more complex, the impact of breaches expanded beyond just quantifiable losses. Competitive harm from data leaks became harder to value.
Equitable remedies clauses emerged allowing injunctions blocking breaches and orders requiring adherence. This provided direct relief preventing misuse of confidential data.
Provisions evolved empowering courts to compel action remedying breaches and prohibiting ongoing violations. This offered recourse beyond collecting damages after the fact.
Over time, equitable remedies became vital additions to confidentiality agreements. They enabled direct court interventions to stop breaches and enforce the deal. This provided meaningful options beyond just money damages for violations.
In effect, equitable remedies clauses developed to expand confidentiality agreement enforceability.
The court oversight they enabled offered direct means to prevent and address breaches reflecting the real-world impact. This enforcement approach aimed to protect parties beyond just financial compensation.