I have to sign an NDA with a non-disparagement clause, which is defined to last for a period of five years or for such other period as permitted by law.
I've tried to find any laws limiting how long an NDA can last, and I couldn't find any limit. Does this mean that this NDA is in effect indefinitely? If yes, why would the NDA mention the five years at all?
The company is based in California, the court they name in the contract is in California. I'm in EU.