Intellectual Property & Information Technology
Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creative work which can be treated as an asset and, just like physical property, it needs to be protected from unauthorized use and abuse. The list of concepts that can be protected by law is almost endless and can include brand names, logos, slogans, websites, designs, photographs and databases as well as musical and literary works.
Intellectual property rights fall principally into four main areas. These are trade marks, patents, copyright and designs. Please follow the link to ‘Brand Protection’ for more information on how to safeguard these assets.
The world of Information Technology (IT) is constantly evolving and becoming ever more pervasive. The modern business cannot ignore the legal issues surrounding this important branch of law and the team at TWM has built a wealth of expertise and experience in advising on and producing a variety of IT agreements including:
- Hosting agreements;
- Online contracts;
- Terms and conditions of business online;
- Development and maintenance agreements;
- Privacy policies;
- Network sharing arrangements; and
- Software agreements.
At TWM we have embraced the IT revolution and pride ourselves on our ability to keep up to date with media and technology issues as well as identifying the opportunities and risks that the virtual commercial world presents. We work with our clients to ensure that they exploit the world of IT to their benefit whilst being mindful of legal and regulatory issues.