The growth of the internet over the last decade has meant that even the smallest businesses can now reach a worldwide customer base.
Web based businesses are subject to a huge amount of regulatory legislation which dictates the way in which they are able to trade online. It is imperative that your business not only complies with the laws governing e-commerce, but also takes steps to ensure that it is fully protected against the unlawful actions of other web users.
It is important to sort out ownership rights in the early stages to ensure you own your website, and all IP rights in it, and that you can port your website if needed.
Our IP experts have considerable experience in advising clients on all aspects of “internet law”, including:
- compliance with regulatory requirements relating to e-business and e-marketing
- the protection of database rights and confidential information
- compliance with the Data Protection Act
- resolving domain name disputes
- website terms of usage, terms and conditions, privacy policies, cookie policies and other related policies
- drafting website development contracts, sub-contractor agreements, web and website hosting contracts, website content licensing
- all aspects of cross-border trading online
- online advertising (legal restrictions on what you can and cannot say online).