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Hi Brett,

Your existing agreement – relating to contractors etc will have clauses not dissimilar to those you need in this situation. As Steve mentioned, don’t be too excessive with ‘non compete’ time frames… You can’t prevent someone from engaging in a similar business for ever.

In terms of ownership belonging to the company – this is a fairly standard clause and I believe will exist in your ‘contractors’ agreement? In addition to ownership & non-compete, the agreement should have a clause re confidentiality – not just that they agree to keep things confidential but that they won’t use the confidential information for any reason outside of why it was disclosed in the first place.