IP & Technology
Barlow Robbins has particular experience with businesses and organisations whose key offerings are based on intellectual property rights. We may, for example, be working on trade mark matters with clients who own high value food, fashion or media brands that are highly visible to consumers, but we also act for technology providers and developers who need assistance with software contracts, patents and copyright.
Data privacy is another expertise valuable to our extensive client base, especially businesses who sell goods online or carry out extensive digital marketing and harvesting of personal data. Since the GDPR came into force, we have represented a number of international clients who market services to consumers in the UK and Europe.
We have also assisted clients who have pioneered new digital platforms and AI applications by advising on the preservation and establishment of intellectual property rights and their reinforcement within terms of contract. We are often called upon to draft transactional documents such as assignments and licences of intellectual property rights (often copyright in software), non-disclosure agreements, contracts for the development and supply of new technology and data privacy notices, processing agreements and contracts for the export of data overseas.
We are used to dealing with disputes in relation to technology agreements as well as infringements of intellectual property rights in any field of activity. Very often, we are able to resolve disputes of all kinds quickly and cost-effectively without the need to issue court proceedings.
Our clients range from individual creative people to well-established businesses (many with international connections) including food and consumer goods manufacturers, charities, education and training providers and financial technology entities.
Intellectual property and technology law create many complex situations for clients. We understand the need for clear explanations, prompt attention and a pragmatic approach. We give timely and responsive help that always builds in a commercial edge to deliver maximum value.