IP & Technology

We advise on all types of intellectual property and a broad range of technology matters.

Non-contentious IP

We can assist you in shaping a coherent strategy to protect (and enforce, if necessary) your IP and reduce the scope for disputes. Our expertise includes IP protection and enforcement (including trade marks, copyright, patents, design rights, database rights and confidential information); trade mark filing and portfolio management; brand development; domain names; IP licensing and assignment; co-existence agreements.

Contentious IP

In the event of a challenge or dispute relating to IP, we also advise on IP infringement (including registered trade marks, passing off, copyright, patents, design rights, database rights and confidential information); domain name disputes; IP ownership disputes; opposition, invalidity and revocation proceedings.

Technology

Our technology expertise includes software licensing; software as a service and cloud computing; reseller, distribution and systems integrator agreements; support and maintenance agreements; service level agreements (SLAs); e-commerce, including website terms and policies; use of cookies; escrow arrangements and NDAs; data protection, privacy and electronic marketing; social media use and policies; government IT and telecoms frameworks.

We also handle IT and communications outsourcing.

Our IP & Technology team is Sian Bussy, Chris Crane, Sam Elworthy, David MeredithDan Pearce and Andrew Tibber.

Andrew is the editor of the firm’s blog, The Bright Stuff, which has a focus on IP & Technology matters.