IP/IT

Intellectual property

Intellectual property rights give value to businesses. Therefore, it is important that businesses recognise early on what intellectual property rights they have, what they need to do to protect them, how those rights can be exploited and how they can avoid infringing other parties’ rights.

Like any other item of property, intellectual property rights can be exploited by an outright assignment to a third party or by permitting a third party to exploit those rights with a licence.  The intellectual property rights we advise on include creation, exploitation, maintenance, development and protection of:

  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Design rights

Information technology

We advise on all aspects of computer contracts, internet contracts and e-commerce, including:

  • Software licences and software support, maintenance, development and distribution agreements
  • Hardware sale and maintenance agreements
  • Confidentiality and consultancy agreements
  • Website development, internet content and website-hosting agreements
  • Terms and conditions of use of and access to websites
  • Registration and use of domain names

For more information, please get in touch.

Our Experts

Laurence Twiselton

Corporate Law Partner

Email: ltwiselton@lyonsdavidson.co.uk

Direct Dial: 0117 904 6339


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