Strategic and practical advice to businesses

Information technology is integral to modern business, used in many instances to improve performance and drive efficiencies. As reliance on software and networks, etc., increases, so too does the potential for a business’ success to be inextricably linked to IT. Put simply, this technology can be business-critical.

No matter where your business sits in the supply chain – whether as a developer, supplier or end-user – commercialisation of information technology brings with it expectation, reward and risk. All of which can be managed through well thought out and considered agreements, tailored to your specific circumstances.

Commercialisation of information technology – how our solicitors can help

At Nelsons, our expert team of commercial solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham provide strategic and practical advice concerning such matters. The team routinely draft, negotiate and advise on agreements, such as:

  • Cloud service agreements
  • End-user software licence agreements
  • IT equipment purchase and maintenance agreements
  • IT services agreements
  • Service level agreements
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) arrangements
  • Software assignments
  • Software development agreements
  • Software licences
  • Support and maintenance contracts

In addition, if you commercialise software online, we can prepare suitable terms and conditions for use, tailored to your product and business.

Our team have many years of experience advising businesses on their agreements and contracts. With a careful eye for detail, strategic thinking and proactive approach, our solicitors are a valuable ally in any commercial environment.

Enforcement of rights

As with any asset, technology can sometimes be at a heart of a dispute.

For example, the software supplied to you may not provide the functionality required by your contract. Alternatively, a licensee of software may have breached their licence terms. A consultant developer may have copied your source code.

No matter the exact circumstances, the parties in question will want to know what their rights and possible liabilities are, whether derived from contract, intellectual property law or elsewhere.

In what can be a technically complex area, our Intellectual Property Disputes team provide focused, practical and commercial advice, by identifying the issues, relevant claims and defences and providing cogent advice as to how to best protect your position.

Our team has considerable experience and expertise at all stages of the Court process, from pre-action correspondence to securing interim injunctions, conducting negotiations and pursuing claims through to trial.

For further details on the information technology services our solicitors can provide, please get in touch with us via our online enquiry form or call 0800 024 1976 for a guaranteed response.

  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited is sought out to advise on outsourcing and IT projects, software development, licensing and maintenance. Harpreet Sandhu heads up the non-contentious IT practice, while Emma Ward leads the contentious IT/IP offering. Sandhu has a high level of expertise in GDPR matters and regularly speaks at events on GDPR compliance."

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  • "With a range of clients that includes SMEs, public companies and owner managed businesses, Nelsons Solicitors Limited is particularly strong in M&A, corporate restructurings and drafting commercial contracts."

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Find out how Nelsons can help you. Contact our friendly team for a guaranteed fast response.

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