A non-invitation or non-invitation agreement is a promise by the target entity and the purchaser not to make competitive transactions with respect to the existing or acquired activity for a certain period after the transaction and not to attempt to attract or incentivize customers or employees of the other in the company as a whole. This agreement is particularly relevant when a larger company buys a smaller company operating in the same sector. There is also another type of clause that can be included in a non-shop clause. In accordance with this clause, the target company undertakes not to obtain or provide information to negotiate a deal with another potential buyer. This clause is mainly used by private companies because state-owned enterprises have a “trust clause” so as not to prevent the requested agreements. Draft enforceable non-solicitation agreements in Kentucky, Nicholas, E. E. (2006). Development of opposable non-acquisition agreements in Kentucky. Ky. LJ, 95, 505.
As a result of this research work, the non-invitation agreement in relation to development was reviewed and Kentucky was selected as a case study. The law on the non-invitation agreement varies from state to state. The court rules on a case-by-case basis if the worker has breached the agreement. California law states that restrictive alliances are not applicable unless it is a matter of disclosing trade secrets. Non-plaintiff agreements also apply when a buyer buys assets from another entity. Where there is no agreement on request, the buyer prohibits the buyer from asking the seller`s employees, customers or suppliers. It is mainly used to protect the buyer`s investment, especially when it comes to an asset purchase. If this obligation does not exist, it could affect the value of assets acquired at a price. Non-solicitation agreements are limited in some legal systems, notably in California, which prohibit such agreements for all other circumstances, with the exception of the protection of corporate trade secrets, with several exceptions, a decision upheld in 2008 by the state Supreme Court.
 Non-competition prohibitions are also widespread in the field of information technology (IT), where employees are often burdened by proprietary information that can be considered valuable to a company. Other places where these agreements are found are the financial industry, the business world and the manufacturing sector. Non-demand agreements can serve a valuable purpose for many businesses. For example, many companies invest time, money and resources to build their clients and client lists, and invest significant assets to keep their client list confidential. Such employers may want to prevent employees from accessing the client list, leaving their jobs and asking for these clients on behalf of a new or competing company. Non-Compete Agreements-An Overview, Corrigan Jr, W.