Lawyers who practise in this area focus on the unique legal requirements of individuals and organizations that develop or supply information technology or biotechnology, or that rely on technology for day to day business operations or to secure a competitive advantage.
Lawyers in this area also assist businesses in maximizing the utilization of intellectual property in their business operations and in maximizing the use of personal information for legitimate business purposes against the backdrop of heightened concern over privacy and new privacy legislation. Our approach is always the same - to provide solutions that create value for our clients in a timely and cost efficient manner.
We provide a complete and multi-faceted array of legal services dealing with technology, biotechnology, intellectual property and privacy matters on a local, regional, national and international basis, including:
Technology - We advise businesses regarding their e-commerce initiatives. We advise suppliers of technology in the protection, development, distribution, licensing and sale of technology. We advise users of technology in the acquisition of technology. We advise financial institutions and venture capitalists in structuring loan transactions to both suppliers and users of technology. We also advise businesses regarding outsourcing arrangements, source code escrow, confidentiality agreements, computer system and Internet usage policies, consulting agreements, employment agreements, strategic alliances and joint ventures.
Privacy - We advise organizations with respect to their personal information management systems, including the drafting of comprehensive privacy policies and procedures and advising with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. We conduct Privacy Impact Assessments of organizations’ existing (and proposed) personal information holdings. We also conduct seminars for organizations, their employees, suppliers and contractors to review and comment on compliance with applicable privacy legislation. Finally, we review business contracts for the acquisition and/or sale of personal information.
Intellectual Property - We offer services to clients in relation to Copyright, Industrial Designs, Licensing, Trade Secrets and Trade-marks. We have experience in advising clients on how to obtain, maintain and enforce intellectual property rights regionally, nationally and internationally. Lawyers in this area act for a broad base of clients, including national and international corporations in the automotive, entertainment, manufacturing and telecommunication fields.
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