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Software

At Jurisconsul, we are committed to providing software companies with the legal support they need to thrive in a competitive market.

Jurisconsul Law Firm, with its extensive experience and deep understanding of the tech industry, is dedicated to offering bespoke legal services to software companies. Our expertise is rooted in over two decades of advising and representing clients in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of software development and technology. ​

We specialise in protecting software intellectual property, including copyright, databases, and trademarks. Our team advises on IP strategy, registration, and enforcement to safeguard your innovations.​

Our legal services for Software Companies include:​

  • Software Development Agreements:​ Drafting and negotiating contracts between developers and clients, specifying the scope of work, deliverables, timelines, and payment terms.​ Defining intellectual property ownership and licensing terms in the software development process.​

  • ​Software Licensing and Distribution Agreements: We offer expert guidance in drafting and negotiating software licensing and distribution agreements. We ensure your agreements are comprehensive and legally sound, protecting your interests. Jurisconsul team addresses open-source licensing issues and compliance with open-source software licenses.​

  • ​End-User License Agreements (EULAs):​ Drafting EULAs to define the terms and conditions under which end-users can use the software.​ Addressing issues such as restrictions on use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability.​

  • ​Software as a Service (SaaS) Agreements:​ Structuring agreements for SaaS offerings, addressing subscription terms, service levels, data protection, and intellectual property rights.​ Defining responsibilities regarding data security, privacy, and compliance.​

  • ​Software Distribution and Reseller Agreements:​ Drafting agreements for the distribution and resale of software through various channels.​ Defining the rights and obligations of distributors and resellers, including pricing, marketing, and support.​

  • ​Software Maintenance and Support Agreements:​ Establishing agreements for ongoing software maintenance and support services.​ Outlining the terms, response times, and service levels for addressing software issues and updates.​​

  • Intellectual Property Protection:​ Advising on strategies for protecting software through copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.​ Our litigation team is able to handle intellectual property rights against infringement or unauthorised use.​

  • ​Data Protection and Privacy Compliance:​ Addressing data protection and privacy issues, especially in light of evolving regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).​ Ensuring compliance with data handling, storage, and processing requirements.​

  • Software Escrow:​ Structuring and negotiating software escrow agreements to ensure access to source code and critical assets in case of certain events, such as the developer's insolvency.​

  • Cybersecurity Compliance:​Advising on cybersecurity measures to protect software from unauthorised access, data breaches, and other security threats.​Ensuring compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations and standards.​​​​

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution:​ Handling legal disputes related to software, including infringement claims, breach of contract, and other litigation matters.​ Representing clients in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as arbitration or mediation.​

  • ​​International Software Transactions:​ Addressing legal considerations in international software transactions, including jurisdictional issues, applicable laws, and cross-border regulations.

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