At Ronald Fletcher Baker our technology desk offers a full service to digital technology businesses who are both individuals and companies. We also provide support to small and medium size businesses with an online presence. Our solicitors have experience in dealing with a wide range of technological matters including;
Whether you are looking to create and develop an App, or already have an App which you now to need to distribute and manage we can give you the support you need. We can provide development agreements and end-user agreements which dictate the terms on which Apps will be developed, used and exported.
Data Protection and Cybersecurity
With the amount of data now stored online, data protection and cybersecurity is an important consideration for all businesses. We can advise how the Data Protection Act may affect your business when it comes to collecting and using customer data. With the potential damage data leaks and cyberattacks can cause it is better to be proactive and have the correct privacy polices in place from the outset, we can also assist with disputes arising from data protection or cybersecurity.
In order to protect ownership Apps, software and IP is usually licenced to end users or third parties. We can draft detailed licensing agreements for producers and suppliers to ensure that ownership is protected and matters such as payment, quality control, maintenance and liability is covered. We can also provide and advise on escrow agreements to eliminate risks of non-payment, and service level agreements which ensure services are provided to the required standard.
Nowadays nearly every business has a website and most offer online purchasing facilities. We can help clients with their e-commerce needs by producing and advising on; online terms and conditions, payment terms, cancelation forms, domain names, intellectual property rights and order forms. We can also help start up or existing businesses who are looking to establish themselves online by providing support and ensuring that all relevant matters are considered.
Software and Hardware
Businesses developing software and hardware will want to ensure that this is protected and can be outsourced. Certain aspects of software and hardware, such as the coding and design can be protected by copyright. We can provide the support needed to protect your software or hardware and draft specific outsourcing agreements to cover issues such as due diligence, service improvements, tests, data protection and termination.
Our technology desk was established to capitalise on the skillset of our commercially minded solicitors by servicing the fast emerging digital technology sector and small to medium businesses with an online presence. It has been widely reported that UK digital technology industries are growing at a significantly faster rate than the rest of the UK economy. Due to this rapid growth, we as a firm have been responsive in creating a specific technology desk as we recognise the benefits we can provide to digital technology businesses and understand the challenges faced by all business operating online.
The work carried out by our technology desk is led by senior partner Jonathan Roberts who brings a depth of experience to the team. We work closely with other departments to ensure that our clients’ business interests are considered from all possible angles. Our technology desk can also provide specific legal and commercial advice to start up businesses regarding a range of matters including; cookies, pop-ups, maintenance, social media, telecommunication and confidentially. The support provided by our technology desk gives confidence and peace of mind to new business owners allowing them to focus on establishing their business.
Our technology desk is situated at our Old Street office and so is conveniently located for clients based in the east London technology district, Tech City.
If you are an individual or company in the digital technology sector and would like advice in relation to any of the above, please call our Old Street office and ask to speak to our technology desk.