IP & Technology


Our IP & Technology team work with established companies, start-ups and individuals seeking to maximise their intellectual property assets by protecting, positioning and building value via IP strategies. This includes national and international trade mark applications, and licensing and franchise arrangements.

We regularly advise clients looking to develop, exploit, license and sell technology, those looking to buy or install technology, and those who want to migrate to the cloud. Whether buying or selling, we identify and manage tech-related risk and produce clear, robust and pragmatic technology agreements and policies that give clients peace of mind.

An increasingly important part of this work relates to data protection obligations, notably GDPR compliance, and we’ve become trusted advisors on matters such as how to manage data collection, transfers and data breaches, how to handle data subject access requests and how to avoid fines.

Specialist expertise includes:

  • software and mobile app development and licensing

  • agile development agreements

  • cloud computing contracts

  • reseller / VAR / OEM agreements

  • software as a service licences

  • open source

  • website development

  • content generation and licensing

  • e-commerce terms

  • big data

  • data protection compliance and data security


Notable case references

Commercial contracts and IP:

  • Advising Efficio on procurement services contracts

  • Drafted contract for provision of laundry services to Mimi's Hotel

  • Drafted booking terms for Dolphin Square

  • Advised on contract for provision of bar and concession services at events for Peppermint

  • Prepared IP licences for Infringe magazine

Technology & cloud:

  • Advised MedsOnTrack on Software as a Service agreements

  • Advised technology provider Databarracks on Disaster Recovery as a Service and Back-up as a Service

  • Advised Excell on the purchase of IT/telecoms products and services from telcos, and on the sale and re-sale of such products and services to its customers