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A covenant in restraint of trade is, in broad terms, an agreement that eliminates competition or otherwise obstructs trade or commerce. This project examines the difficult questions posed by the common law rules governing covenants in restraint of trade and makes recommendations aimed at striking a fairer balance between the parties to an agreement.

Keywords: covenant; restraint; trade; solus; goodwill; trade secret;
enforcement; overreaching; employment; contract; reasonableness;
covenantor; covenantee; public policy; public interest; horizontal;
vertical