Confidentiality agreements are a good start, but they are not starting to cover the topics contained in a contract employment contract. Both must be used if you manufacture some or all of the product that includes intellectual property or trade secrets outside of the site. Contract manufacturing agreements protect the owner from intellectual property or trade secrets. If an owner is worried, if only slightly, about the potential for theft, diversion or new competition in the market, a toll manufacturer agreement is a good idea. When a multinational group produces products, the manufacturing function is often performed by a separate legal person (or legal person) from those involved in related functions such as product development and distribution. This creates an outsourcing relationship between the parties. As with any intra-group agreement, the nature of this relationship and the allocation of risk must be the subject of a contract and documentation.. . .