Our expert IP lawyers provide tech companies with the advice they need to maximise the value of their innovations.
Advice on Copyright and database rights in software, code, databases, formats and GUIs
Trade mark and brand protection services
Domain name registration/acquisition and recovery services
Protection of confidential information and trade secrets
Protection of formats, concepts and novel ideas
Patent protection for tech and software related innovation
IP strategies for start-up and established tech companies
Resolution of IP disputes
We advise on all types of commercial agreements, ventures, arrangements and opportunities with respect to Blockchain technology and Web3, and in relation to creating, developing, exploiting and protecting new intellectual property rights and revenue streams in these areas.
Cryptographic Tokens (including NFTs, social tokens, artist tokens, fan tokens and club tokens)
Gaming platforms, Virtual Worlds and the use of Avatars, Genies and Skins
The application of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology
Sponsorship, marketing and endorsement agreements for the promotion of Crypto brands
Many of the biggest commercial disputes in recent years are played out between competitors in the tech sector. We help our clients avoid such disputes, or if unavoidable achieve the best possible outcomes.
IP, breach of confidence and privacy disputes
Arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution
Corporate / M&A for Tech companies
From ambitious start-ups to some of the UK’s most influential players, we advise tech companies on strategies and transactions for financing, growing or exiting their businesses.
Acquisitions or disposals of companies / shares
Joint venture agreements
EIS / SEIS investments
Acquisition or sale of company assets
Group structures and planning
Social and Digital Media
We advise many clients on commercial transactions, and the law and regulation, involving social and digital media.
E-Commerce and payment services
Advice to influencers, vloggers and publishers, including advertising and endorsement agreements
Advice in relation to streaming of live events, betting and gaming, and sales promotions
Data protection and GDPR
We are experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts required by clients in the tech sector.
Software / app development agreements
IT services agreements, outsourcing, cloud and IoT agreement
Agreements for R&D, joint ventures and strategic alliances
Advice on transactions involving cutting edge technologies, including blockchain, 5G and machine learning
Click Wrap terms and conditions and End User Licences
Agreements for services and content-licensing involving video games, betting and gaming, live streaming, music and entertainment.
Tech Sector Regulation
We advise on the law and regulation of the tech sector, enabling our clients to drive their businesses forward whilst avoiding regulatory pitfalls.
Privacy, data protection and GDPR compliance
Content regulation and clearance
Responses to complaints and investigations from regulators
Compliance with UK and EU regulation
Data Protection and Privacy
In an age of increasing public concern and regulatory intervention, our expert lawyers regularly advise our clients on best practice, regulation and disputes in relation to data protection and privacy.
Data security and privacy
Cross border data transfers
Data subject access requests
Privacy policies, toolkits and terms and conditions for data controllers and processors
Online Betting and Gaming
Our team advises on betting and gaming, lotteries, prize competitions and sales promotions, involving land-based and remote operators.
Advertising and sponsorship agreements for bookmakers
Fast path data licensing
Streaming of live events to bookmakers websites and apps