Whether you are buying, leasing or outsourcing a complex product such as a computer system or commissioning someone to develop software for your business legal input is critical. Particular attention should be paid to the terms on which you are licensed, or if you are the licensor, the terms on which you license others, to use patents, copyrights, design rights, know-how and trademarks.
As computers and technology pervade more and more areas of society, IT law has become central to businesses, even those that are not in technology driven sectors. Whether you are merely buying hardware or software for your business, or work in a sector where technology plays a central part, you will need the services of a lawyer who understands IT law.
Typical contracts we will be able to assist with include:
• software licences,
• maintenance agreements,
• SLA agreements.
• software as a service
• software distribution agreements
• software support and maintenance service agreements
• software development agreements
• software reseller agreements
• service level agreements
• hardware procurement
• Information technology outsourcing
• cloud computing contracts
• Consultancy Agreements
• Framework Agreements
• Procurement Contracts
• Systems integration
• Telecoms contracts
It’s important to put in place a system for keeping track of the licence terms you agree to, and ensure you are complying with those terms.
If you need legal work please call us on +44 (0)20 7700 1414 or if you prefer send us an enquiry using the form below. Depending on your requirements we may suggest a free meeting. This is often the best way to assess whether we would be the right firm for you, and to understand the work involved, your priorities, attitude to risk, and desired timescales.