It is said that one of the reason scholars debate whether trade secret law reflects property rights is that trade secret law itself does not provide a definitive answer, This, bundled with contrasting judicial interpretations on whether trade secrets are actually reflective of property or not, have constituted a perennial debate, Subsequently, there was a felt need to erase the ``property concept`` from trade secrets. Is this stance rational? The arguments of the following paper seek to address this concern and hence take the following form. Part 1 introduces the accepted definitions of trade secret. Part 2 deals with the courts outlook towards the property paradigm in trade secrets. Part 3 elucidates the support of the courts in interpreting trade secrets as property rights, over and above the employee-employer relationship. Part 4 contrasts Part 3; thereby stating that the property defence to protect trade secret is a misnomer. Part 5 concludes the article on the evergreen debate of whether trade secrets are property or not and supports the facet that trade secrets should not be protected as stringently as property rights.