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Information Technology

Technology is always changing. Beyond viewing information technology as a tool for growth and progress, all businesses across all industries must face the challenges and risks which arise as a result. We are here to help.

As well as advising clients within the technology sector, who develop, supply or license their technology, we provide a wide variety of information technology services to businesses in many other industries.

Our expertise includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of software and hardware contracts, and advising on the myriad of issues which arise when operating in an online environment. We tailor our advice to our clients’ needs, ensuring that it fits their unique business model.

Work scope

  • IT outsourcing arrangements
  • Service level contracts
  • Software development contracts
  • Software distribution contracts
  • Software licences
  • Software support and maintenance contracts
  • Hardware sale and maintenance contracts
  • Data licensing
  • Advising on escrow arrangements
  • Data Protection, privacy and e-marketing advice
  • Compliance with cookie regulations
  • Online regulation and terms of business
  • Intellectual property protection (including databases) and dispute resolution
  • Acceptable use policies for user generated content

Recent deals & cases undertaken

  • Advising a London based global geoscience technology company on the ownership and potential licensing of intellectual property rights existing in its bespoke software products; and reviewing and amending its proforma suite of data licensing agreements.
  • Advising an East Sussex based award winning print and marketing solutions provider on the ownership of intellectual property rights in its software products, and drafting a software licence for the use of developed software.
  • Drafting and advising on an IT consultancy agreement on behalf of a London based web application development agency specialising in digital solutions for creative clients.
  • Advising a large high end motor dealership in the South East on its tendering process for the supply of telecoms and IT services.
  • Advising a charity and a leading provider of housing, supported employment, community links and other specialist support services in Sussex on its appointment of a new supplier of IT support services.
  • Acting on behalf of a London based IT consultancy in respect of its licensing to end users of certain accounting and management software.
  • Carrying out website healthchecks for numerous clients, including the well known Sussex based opera house, to ensure compliance with applicable data protection, e-commerce and cookie regulation.
  • Drafting bespoke website terms and conditions, acceptable use policies, privacy and cookie policies for various clients, including start up ventures in the health and beauty and recruitment sectors, and in the provision of a virtual environment for managing children’s pocket money.
  • Advising a leading online travel business on ecommerce legislation, website terms and conditions and privacy issues, distance selling arrangements and online marketing activities.

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