Direct Competition Sample Clauses

Direct Competition. As used herein, the phrase “directly compete” shall include owning, managing, operating or controlling, or participating in the ownership, management, operation or control of, or being connected with or having any interest in, as a stockholder, director, officer, employee, agent, consultant, assistant, advisor, sole proprietor, partner or otherwise, any Competing Business (as defined below). For purposes of this Agreement, a “Competing Business” shall be any business or enterprise other than any Consolidated Company that is engaged in the Energy Storage Business (as defined below). This prohibition, however, shall not apply to ownership of less than five percent (5%) of the voting stock in companies whose stock is traded on a national securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market. For purposes of this Agreement, the “Energy Storage Business” means the development, marketing, sale or exploitation of (a) lithium titanate oxide, or (b) rechargeable batteries, rechargeable batteries systems or energy storage systems comprised of rechargeable batteries.
Direct Competition. While employed by the Company and thereafter (subject to the term described below in this paragraph regarding applicability of the prohibition in this paragraph to periods after termination of employment), Employee will neither permit his name to be used by, nor engage in or carry on, directly or indirectly, either for himself or as a member of a partnership, or as a stockholder (except as a stockholder of less than one percent (1%) of the issued and outstanding stock of a publicly held corporation), investor, officer or director of a corporation or as an employee, agent, associate or consultant of any person, partnership or corporation, any business in competition with any business carried on by the Company or a parent, subsidiary, affiliate or successor of the Company, provided that for the period after termination of employment, the provision of this Paragraph 4 shall only apply to the Company's voice recognition technology, shall continue for a period of one (1) year after termination of employee's employment hereunder, and shall be limited geographically to those cities and counties in the United States and outside of the United States where the Company's voice recognition technology was being marketed and sold immediately prior to termination of Employee's employment hereunder.
Direct Competition. 10. The Industry
Direct Competition. At present, no other manufacture or institution teaches music by having an instrument interact with a video game platform. Allegro Rainbow will have an advantage by being the first to teach music this way. The company will most likely face competition from companies that provide music teaching software or services and possibly from developers in the mainstream gaming industry. Here is a list of products on the market today that most resemble Piano Commando: • Teach Me Piano by Voyetra: Voyetra’s product is incompatible with many operating systems including Windows 2000. The software has several bugs, especially with MIDI cables, and the 'scoring' of performances sometimes does not work. Teach Me Piano is geared toward young children and does not appeal to older students. For more experienced users, the lessons become boring and repetitive after two hours. • Piano Suite by Adventus: Piano Suite begins instruction with an interactive course that teaches music notation and theory (in an interactive environment) before moving the players into a playing level. The games get confusing and boring after a short time. Additionally, songs for this software are sold in “packages” of 400 to 500 pre-selected songs according to the user’s skill level, confining players to the Adventus library of available music, which is limited. • Keyboard Mania by Yamaha: Unlike Piano Commando, Keyboard Mania is not open for import of any MIDI file; it is not color-coded; it has no real teaching agenda and is not being adapted to do so; and it is based on the inherent dead end arcade game design. Yamaha is not making any money from this product. • Magic Lights Keyboard by Casio: Magic Lights Keyboard shows flashing red lights on the keys the player just missed. By the time the player sees the lights they are out of rhythm. Even though Xxxxx is earning money with the Magic Lights Keyboard, it is a gimmick with no sustaining power. Xxxxx is aligned with HSN and has a charismatic performer selling the keyboards — strategies that can be easily duplicated and outdone by Allegro Rainbow.
Direct Competition. For purposes of this Section 4.3 one tool ----------- "directly competes" with another tool if the primary application for which it is designed is to measure the same parameter using the same measurement technique as the other tool. For the avoidance of doubt, and as an non-exclusive example only, for purposes of this Agreement, optical measurement techniques (including spectrometry, ellipsometry, and reflectometry), electrical measurement techniques, and mechanical measurement techniques will be considered to be different measurement techniques.

Related to Direct Competition

  • No Competition Employee's employment is subject to the condition that during the term of his employment hereunder and for the period specified in paragraph 8(c) below, Employee shall not, directly or indirectly, own, manage, operate, control or participate in the ownership, management, operation or control of, or be connected as an officer, employee, partner, director, individual proprietor, lender, consultant or otherwise with, or have any financial interest in, or aid or assist anyone else in the conduct of, any entity or business (a "Competitive Operation") which competes in the banking industry or with any other business conducted by Employer or by any group, affiliate, division or subsidiary of Employer, in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. Employee shall keep Employer fully advised as to any activity, interest, or investment Employee may have in any way related to the banking industry. It is understood and agreed that, for the purposes of the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, (i) no business shall be deemed to be a business conducted by Employer or any group, division, affiliate or subsidiary of Employer unless 5% or more of Employer's consolidated gross sales or operating revenues is derived from, or 5% or more of Employer's consolidated assets are devoted to, such business; (ii) no business conducted by any entity by which Employee is employed or in which he is interested or with which he is connected or associated shall be deemed competitive with any business conducted by Employer or any group, division or subsidiary of Employer unless it is one from which 2% or more of its consolidated gross sales or operating revenues is derived, or to which 2% or more of its consolidated assets are devoted; and (iii) no business which is conducted by Employer at the Date of Termination and which subsequently is sold by Employer shall, after such sale, be deemed to be a Competitive Operation within the meaning of this paragraph. Ownership of not more than 5% of the voting stock of any publicly held corporation shall not constitute a violation of this paragraph.

  • Competition By accepting this Contract, Contractor agrees that no collusion or other restraint of free competitive bidding, either directly or indirectly, has occurred in connection with this award by the Division of Purchases.

  • Protection of Confidential Information; Non-Competition 5.1 The Executive acknowledges that the Executive’s services will be unique, that they will involve the development of Company-subsidized relationships with key customers, suppliers, and service providers as well as with key Company employees and that the Executive’s work for the Company will give the Executive access to highly confidential information not available to the public or competitors, including trade secrets and confidential marketing, sales, product development and other data and plans which it would be impracticable for the Company to effectively protect and preserve in the absence of this Section 5 and the disclosure or misappropriation of which could materially adversely affect the Company. Accordingly, the Executive agrees:

  • Non-Solicitation; Non-Competition (a) Executive agrees that, during the Term and until nine (9) months after the termination of her employment, Executive will not, directly or indirectly, including on behalf of any person, firm or other entity, employ or actively solicit for employment any employee of the Company or any of its Affiliated Entities, or anyone who was an employee of the Company or any of its Affiliated Entities within the nine (9) months prior to the termination of Executive’s employment, or induce any such employee to terminate her or her employment with the Company or any of its Affiliated Entities.

  • Confidentiality; Non-Competition (a) Executive agrees that he will not, at any time during or after the Term, other than in the ordinary course of performing his duties for the Company, make use of or divulge to any other person, firm or corporation any trade or business secret, process, method or means, or any other confidential information concerning the business or policies of the Company, which he may have learned in connection with his employment. For purposes of this Agreement, a “trade or business secret, process, method or means, or any other confidential information” shall mean and include written information reasonably treated as confidential or as a trade secret by the Company. Executive’s obligation under this Section 4.3(a) shall not apply to any information which (i) is known publicly (including information known publicly within the relevant trade or industry); (ii) is in the public domain or hereafter enters the public domain without the fault of Executive; (iii) is known to Executive prior to his receipt of such information from the Company, as evidenced by written records of Executive; or (iv) is hereafter disclosed to Executive by a third party not under an obligation of confidence to the Company. Executive agrees not to remove from the premises of the Company, except as a director or an employee of the Company in the performance of his duties for the Company and its affiliates or except as specifically permitted in writing by the Company, any document or other object containing or reflecting any such confidential information. Executive recognizes that all such documents and objects, whether developed by him or by someone else, will be the sole exclusive property of the Company. Upon termination of his employment hereunder, Executive shall forthwith deliver to the Company all such confidential information, including without limitation all lists of customers, correspondence, accounts, records and any other documents or property made or held by him or under his control in relation to the business or affairs of the Company, and no copy of any such confidential information shall be retained by him; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prevent Executive from retaining (i) his papers and other materials of a personal nature, including, without limitation, photographs, correspondence, personal diaries, calendars, personal files and phone books, (ii) information showing his compensation or relating to reimbursement of his business expenses, (iii) information that is necessary for tax purposes, and (iv) copies of plans, programs, policies and agreements relating to his employment, or termination thereof, with the Company and its affiliates. Anything herein or elsewhere to the contrary notwithstanding, the provision of this Section 4.3(a) shall not apply (i) when disclosure is required by law or by any court, arbitrator, mediator or administrative or legislative body (including any committee thereof) with jurisdiction to order Executive to disclose or make accessible any information or (ii) with respect to any other litigation, arbitration or mediation involving this Agreement or any other agreement between the parties, including, without limitation, the enforcement of such agreements.

  • Non-Competition By and in consideration of the Company entering into this Agreement and the payments made and the benefits provided hereunder, and in further consideration of the Executive’s exposure to the Confidential Information of the Company and its affiliates, the Executive agrees that the Executive shall not, during the Executive’s employment with the Company and for eighteen (18) months thereafter (the “Restriction Period”), directly or indirectly, own, manage, operate, join, control, be employed by, or participate in the ownership, management, operation or control of, or be connected in any manner with, including, without limitation, holding any position as a stockholder, director, officer, consultant, independent contractor, employee, partner, or investor in, any Restricted Enterprise (as defined below); provided, that in no event shall ownership of one percent (1%) or less of the outstanding securities of any class of any issuer whose securities are registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, standing alone, be prohibited by this Section 4.2, so long as the Executive does not have, or exercise, any rights to manage or operate the business of such issuer other than rights as a stockholder thereof. For purposes of this paragraph, “Restricted Enterprise” shall mean any Person that is actively engaged in any geographic area in any business which is either (i) in competition with the business of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates or (ii) proposed to be conducted by the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates in their respective business plans as in effect at that time. During the Restriction Period, upon request of the Company, the Executive shall notify the Company of the Executive’s then-current employment status.

  • Noncompetition; Nonsolicitation (a) The Executive acknowledges that in the course of his employment with the Company pursuant to this Agreement he will become familiar, and during the course of his employment by the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates or any predecessor thereof prior to the date of this Agreement he has become familiar, with trade secrets and customer lists of and other confidential information concerning the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates and predecessors thereof and that his services have been and will be of special, unique and extraordinary value to the Company.

  • Confidential Information and Non-Competition 10. In exchange for the mutual promises and obligations contained in this Agreement, and contemporaneous with its execution or soon thereafter, Employer promises to deliver to Executive or permit Executive to acquire, be exposed to, and/or have access to material, data, and information of the Company and/or its customers or clients that is confidential, proprietary and/or a trade secret (“Confidential Information”). At all times, both during and after the termination of employment, the Executive shall keep and retain in confidence and shall not disclose, except as required in the course of the Executive’s employment with the Company, to any person, firm or corporation, or use for the Executive’s own purposes, any Confidential Information. For the purposes of this Paragraph, such information shall include, but is not limited to:

  • Non-Competition; Non-Solicitation (a) For a period of five (5) years commencing on the Closing Date (the “Restricted Period”), neither of Seller nor SED shall, nor shall permit any of its Affiliates to, directly or indirectly, (i) engage in or assist others in engaging in the Restricted Business in the Territory; (ii) have an interest in any Person that engages directly or indirectly in the Restricted Business in the Territory in any capacity, including as a partner, shareholder, member, employee, principal, agent, trustee or consultant; or (iii) intentionally interfere in any material respect with the business relationships (whether formed prior to or after the date of this Agreement) between any member of the Company Group and customers or suppliers of any member of the Company Group. Notwithstanding the foregoing clause (ii), Seller, SED or their Affiliates may own, directly or indirectly, solely as an investment, securities of any such Person that are traded on any national securities exchange if none of Seller, SED or any of their Affiliates is not a controlling Person of, or a member of a group which controls, such Person and do not, in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, own 5% or more of any class of securities of such Person.

  • Confidential Information Noncompetition and Cooperation The terms of the Employee Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, Confidentiality and Assignment Agreement (the “Restrictive Covenant Agreement”), between the Company and the Employee, attached hereto as Exhibit A, shall continue to be in full force and effect and are incorporated by reference in this Agreement. The Employee hereby reaffirms the terms of the Restrictive Covenant Agreement as material terms of this Agreement.