NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENT, effective as of February 22, 2011 (this “Agreement”), between Punim Chadoshos, Inc., a New York corporation (the “Shareholder”), and Game Face Gaming, Inc., a Florida corporation (the “Company”).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Shareholder agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements and covenants set forth herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Section 1. Non-Competition. (a) The Shareholder agrees that one and a half years (1.5) years after the date hereof, it will not engage, directly or indirectly, either as principal, agent, shareholder, proprietor, creditor, stockholder, director, officer or consultant, or participate in the ownership, management, operation or control of any business which directly or indirectly competes with the “Business of the Company” (with such term being defined below) as now being conducted and as proposed to be conducted. The Shareholder acknowledges and agrees that the current market for the Company's business extends throughout the world and that it is therefore reasonable to prohibit the
Shareholder from competing with the Company anywhere in such territory. This Section shall not apply to the Shareholder’s ownership of less than five percent (5%) of the capital stock of a company having a class of capital stock which is traded on any national stock exchange.
(b) For a period of three (3) years hereafter, the Shareholder agrees that it will not, directly or indirectly, (i) solicit, divert or recruit or encourage any of the employees, agents or consultants of the Company, or any person who was such during the period Shareholder was performing services to the Company, to leave the employ of the Company or terminate or alter their contractual relationship in a way that is adverse to the Company's interests, (ii) solicit or divert business from the Company, or assist any person or entity in doing so or attempting to do so or (iii) cause or seek to cause any person or entity to refrain from dealing or doing business with the Company or assist any person or entity in doing so or attempting to do so.
(c) The Business of the Company shall mean a non-wagering, non-games of chance (such as chess, poker, and backgammon), multi-platform, multiplayer and social, game software platform.
Section 2. Confidential Information.
(a) The Shareholder agrees that it shall hold in strict confidence and shall not at any time, directly or indirectly, (i) reveal, report, publicize, disclose, or transfer any Confidential Information (as described below) or any part thereof to any person or entity, (ii) use any of the Confidential Information or any part thereof for any purpose other than in the course of his duties on behalf of the Company, or (iii) assist any person or entity other than the Company to secure any benefit from the Confidential Information or any part thereof. All Confidential Information (regardless of the medium retained) and all abstracts, summaries or writings based upon or reflecting any Confidential Information in the Shareholder's possession shall be delivered by the Shareholder to the Company upon request therefor by
the Company or automatically upon the termination of this Agreement.
(b) For purposes of this Agreement, "Confidential Information" shall mean any information relating to the business, operations, affairs, assets or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Company which is not generally known by non-company personnel, or is proprietary or in any way constitutes a trade secret (regardless of the medium in which information is maintained) which the Shareholder develops or which the Shareholder obtains knowledge of or access to through or as a result of the Shareholder’s relationship with the Company. Confidential Information specifically includes, without limitation, business and marketing plans, financings, cost and pricing information, supplier information, all source code, system and user documentation, and other t
echnical documentation pertaining to the hardware and software programs of the Company, including any proposed design and specifications for future products and products in development, and all other technical and business information considered confidential by the Company. Confidential Information shall not include any information that is generally publicly available or otherwise in the public domain other than as a result of a breach by the Shareholder of his obligations hereunder.
(c) Upon the request of the Company at anytime, the Shareholder (i) shall promptly deliver to the Company all documents or other materials constituting Confidential Information, together with all copies and summaries thereof in the possession or under the control of the Shareholder and (ii) shall destroy materials generated by the Shareholder that include or refer to any part of the Confidential Information, without retaining a copy of any such material.
Section 3. Work Product
(a) If Shareholder shall (either alone or with others) make, conceive, create, author, discover, invent or reduce to practice any Development (as defined below) that: (a) relates to the business of the Company or any of the products or services being developed, manufactured or sold by the Company; or (b) results from the use of premises or personal property (whether tangible or intangible) owned, leased or contracted for by the Company, then all such Developments and the benefits thereof are and shall immediately become the sole and exclusive property of the Company and its assigns, as works made for hire or otherwise. Shareholder shall promptly disclose to the Company (or any persons designated by it) each such Development. Shareholder hereby assigns all rights (including,
but not limited to, rights to inventions, patentable subject matter, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) Shareholder may have or may acquire in the Developments and all benefits and/or rights resulting therefrom to the Company and its assigns without further compensation and shall communicate, without cost or delay, and without disclosing to others the same, all available information relating thereto (with all necessary plans and models) to the Company. Shareholder will keep and maintain adequate and current written records of all Developments made by him (in the form of notes, sketches, drawings and other records as may be specified by the Company), which records shall be available to and remain the sole property of the Company at all times. “Development” shall mean any invention, modification, discovery, design, development, process, software program, work of authorship, documentation, formula, data, technique, know-how, show-how, trade secret
or intellectual property right whatsoever or any interest therein (whether or not patentable or registrable under patent, copyright, trademark or similar statutes or subject to analogous protection).
(b) Shareholder understands that his duties may include the preparation of works, including written or graphic materials, and that each such work has been or will be prepared as an employee within the scope of his consultancy, and constitutes a “work made for hire” as defined and used in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq. Shareholder understands that copyright protection subsists in each “work made for hire” and that the Company is considered the author of each “work made for hire” and exclusively owns all of the rights comprised in each copyright, including but not limited to renewals and amendments. Shareh
older understands that as owner of each copyright, the Company has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize the actions enumerated in 17 U.S.C. § 106, including but not limited to the right to reproduce, distribute and publicly display the copyrighted work.
(c) Any assignment of copyright hereunder includes all rights of paternity, integrity, disclosure and withdrawal and any other rights that may be known as or referred to as “moral rights” (collectively, “Moral Rights”). To the extent such Moral Rights cannot be assigned under applicable law and to the extent the following is allowed by the laws in the various countries where Moral Rights exist, Shareholder hereby waives such Moral Rights and consents to any action of the Company that would violate such Moral Rights in the absence of such consent. Shareholder will confirm any such waivers and consents from time to time as requested by the Company.
(d) Shareholder shall not incorporate into any Development any discovery, process, design, software code, technology, device, or improvement in any of the foregoing or other ideas, whether or not patentable and whether or not reduced to practice, made or conceived by him (whether solely or jointly with others) which does not result from any work performed by him for the Company or which Shareholder made prior to employment by the Company (“Other Inventions”). Shareholder will notify the Company in writing before Shareholder makes any disclosure or performs work on behalf of the Company that appears to threaten or conflict with any Other Inventions.
(e) Shareholder shall, during the term and at any time thereafter, at the request and cost of the Company, promptly sign, execute, make and do all such deeds, documents, acts and things as the Company and its duly authorized officers may reasonably require:
to apply for, obtain, register and vest in the name of the Company alone (unless the Company otherwise directs) patents, copyrights, trademarks or other analogous protection in any country throughout the world relating to a Development and when so obtained or vested to renew and restore the same;
to defend any judicial, opposition or other proceedings in respect of such application and any judicial, opposition or other proceeding, petition or application for revocation of any such patent, copyright, trademark or other analogous protection; and
to evidence, perfect, maintain, defend and enforce all of Company’s rights in patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other intellectual property rights relating to the Developments in any and all countries.
(e) If the Company is unable, after reasonable effort, to secure his signature on any application for patent, copyright, trademark or other analogous registration or other documents regarding any legal protection relating to a Development, whether because of his or her physical or mental incapacity or for any other reason whatsoever, Shareholder hereby irrevocably designates and appoints the Company and its duly authorized officers and agents as his agent and attorney-in-fact, to act for and in his behalf and stead to execute and file any such application or applications or other documents and to do all other lawfully permitted acts to further the prosecution and issuance of patent, copyright or trademark registrations or any other legal protection thereon with the same legal force and e
ffect as if executed by him. The Company acknowledges that the scope of the agency and power of attorney created by this Section is limited to the furtherance of the prosecution and issuance of patent, copyright or trademark registrations or other legal protection thereon.
Section 4. Remedies. The Shareholder agrees and acknowledges that the foregoing restrictions and the duration and the territorial scope thereof as set forth in this Agreement are under all of the circumstances reasonable and necessary for the protection of the Company and its business. In the event that the Shareholder shall breach or threaten to breach any of the provisions hereof, in addition to and without limiting or waiving any other remedies available to the Company, at law or in equity, the Company shall be entitled to immediate injunctive relief in any court, domestic or foreign, having the capacity to grant such relief, to restrain any such breach or threatened breach and to enforce the provision of
Section 5. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the Company and the Shareholder with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all previous agreements or understandings between the Shareholder and the Company concerning the subject matter hereof, all of which are merged herein.
Section 6. Successors. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assignors.
Section 7. Notices. All notices and other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be delivered personally, sent via facsimile, certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, or next day express mail or overnight, nationally recognized courier, postage prepaid with proof of receipt, to the address or telephone number (in the case of facsimile) set forth above. Such addresses and/or telephone numbers may be changed by notice given in the manner provided herein. Any such notice shall be deemed given (i) when delivered if delivered personally, (ii) the day after deposit with the express or courier service when sent by next day express mail or courier, (iii) five (5) days after deposit with the postal s
ervice when sent by certified or registered mail, or (iv) when sent over a facsimile system with answer back response set forth on the sender's copy of the document.
Section 8. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to choice of law principles.
Section 9. Amendment and Modification. This Agreement may be amended, modified or supplemented only by written agreement executed by the Company and the Shareholder.
Section 10. Headings. The section headings herein are inserted for the convenience of the parties only and are not to be construed as part of the terms of this Agreement or to be taken into account in the construction or interpretation of this Agreement.
Section 11. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts and by facsimile, each of which shall be deemed to be an original but both of which together will constitute one and the same instrument.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have entered into this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.