I opened a restaurant in Tennessee 8 months ago. I had a sales representative from a large distributor from whom I bought food products. This man knew my recipe ingredients, business plan, target market, cost of sales, basically everything about my business. My type of restaurant was very unique to the area I live in. There were no other establishments other than mine offering take out and delivery of Southwestern menu items- until now. I just found out yesterday that the salesperson who represented me when I first opened is opening a Southwestern take-out and delivery restaurant of his own. It seems that he has stolen my idea. I understand that business is business, but it seems to me that the relationship he had towards me as my sales agent puts him in a special position. Does he have the right to use my proprietary secrets to his advantage?