If your business is a supplier or buyer of technology, you need to be confident that you have the right level of control over your technology. Whether it's licensing your software to others, agreeing to use someone else’s software or agreeing to develop new technology, failing to put the right agreements and structures in place to secure the most appropriate control over your technology can be critical to the future success of your business.
Our team can advise your business on all the legal aspects of developing, licensing and acquiring new technology. From drafting joint venture agreements, license agreements and terms of business to securing and protecting your intellectual property rights – we can help your business protect its technology.
Unlike a traditional law firm, we don't charge by the hour and we won't charge for each phone call or email. Instead, all of our fees are fixed and agreed with you upfront. If you would prefer to retain our ongoing support, we will be happy to structure a fixed monthly fee on terms that are flexible to help grow and protect your business.
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We can help you identify, protect and exploit your intellectual property. We do this by devising a strategy with the business that balances solid intellectual property protection with the commercial aspirations of the business.
We can help you avoid the risk of using a name that is already registered as a trade mark by someone else. We can conduct detailed trade mark searches in most territories around the world and we can help you register your name as a trade mark in order to prevent others from using it without your permission.
We can help you plan and structure everyone’s roles and responsibilities at the start in order to manage yours and your investor’s expectations in the future. Heads of terms, shareholders agreements, loan agreements and careful due diligence are just a few examples of how we can help.
We can help you structure the agreement which will manage the relationship between your business and a third party contractor. Project milestones, costs, timescales, scope of the service and intellectual property are all areas that can be clearly defined.
The devil is in the detail and not reading a contract properly can sometimes cost a business its future even when it comes down to a few simple words. The difference between ‘Best’ and ‘Reasonable’ being one example. We can review your contracts for you before you sign them, making sure you’re fully aware of the risks.
If you collect personal information about your clients, your customers or your staff, having an ethical policy on data protection will be essential not only for complying with the law but also maintaining trust and confidence.
We can help you prepare the right policies and procedures for your team that fit with your culture. Employment contracts, staff handbooks, disciplinary and grievance procedures, dismissal and redundancy are just a few examples of the areas we can assist you with.
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