Advances in technology, media and communications are reflected in unprecedented demand for intellectual property, commercial and technology-related legal counsel. MacRoberts' IP, Technology & Commercial Group comprises a team of lawyers with global experience focusing on the many complex legal issues surrounding 21st Century technologies.
With proven expertise in information technology, we offer clients guidance on all aspects of computer contracts, including hardware purchases and sale, software development, distribution, licensing, maintenance and escrow, as well as copyright, trade marks, patents, design and database rights. We regularly assist clients in creating, maintaining, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property.
Extensive multi-jurisdictional experience means that, working with selected experts in other jurisdictions, we are well-placed to assist clients in protecting their rights worldwide. We help clients protect and secure domain names worldwide and in presenting cases before UK and international domain name dispute panels.
The Group also deals in all types of commercial contracts, including licensing and assignations arising from business acquisitions, disposals and transfers. We are also able to advise borrowers and lenders on the security aspects of intellectual property rights.
Working alongside colleagues in our Commercial Dispute Resolution Group and overseas, we protect clients' rights and counteract infringements and counterfeiting by use of interdict and other restraining measures globally. We are also strongly placed to advise on appropriate guidelines on the issues for employees and consultants and in preparing suitable restrictive covenants in employment contracts.
Additionally, advice is regularly provided relating to Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
What others say
MacRoberts IP Technology & Commercial Group is quoted:
in Chambers UK 2012 as:
"Clients appreciate the 'smooth and painless' service offered by the team on IP matters relating to IT and data protection...Commentators agree that practitioners 'outline a range of options and talk us through the implications of each before we agree a course of action'."
and in 'Legal 500 2010' as follows:
"MacRoberts LLP provides ‘high-quality, pragmatic advice’."
and in 'Legal 500 2011' as:
"MacRoberts LLP's team is 'very innovative in its approach'."
"The 'highly professional' team at MacRoberts LLP is 'willing to go the extra mile if needed, and breeds confidence'."