In Advanced Business Telephones, Inc. v. Professional Data Processing, Inc., 359 N.W.2d 365, 368 (N.D. 1984), the Court held the trial court did not abuse its discretion by ordering that a preliminary injunction, prohibiting the use of a customer list, remain in effect pending the completion of the action on its merits.
Advanced Business Telephones, Inc., sought damages and an injunction to prohibit continued use of its trade secrets, which they asserted Professional Data Processing misappropriated. Id. at 366.
The Court stated "the trade secret, if any, involved here is a list of business customers of ABT's Telnet division." Id.