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MBM Commercial has a strong reputation as a leading legal adviser to growing technology companies, many of which have spun out of academic institutions or established businesses. We also act for a number of investors who focus exclusively on technology investments. We have experience in the fields of information technology, renewables, life science, healthcare, telecoms and e-commerce with a large number of our clients operating in these sectors.  We can assist with US legal issues as well as deal with specific trade mark and patent issues with the help of our US attorney, trademark attorney and patent attorneys.

The IP, Data & Contracts Team at MBM Commercial can help you with all aspects of protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property (IP) rights, including advice on:

  • Licensing deals (e.g. for software, trademarks or patents)
  • Manufacturing, distribution, reseller, agency and franchise agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Branding and trademarks
  • Patent reviews and advice
  • Protection of confidential information and know-how
  • Exploitation of copyright, patents and other IP rights
  • Data protection
  • E-Commerce and the Internet

We also offer specialist IP consultancy services, beyond legal and contractual issues. This includes advice from our US attorney, trademark attorney and patent attorneys.  Please contact Andy Harris for further details or the relevant consultant within the team.

Over the years our lawyers have helped our clients in many ways, including drafting and negotiating significant contracts for the supply and distribution of IT and software solutions, establishing franchise arrangements, preparing collaboration agreements, setting up websites, putting in place online trading schemes that comply with data protection and distance selling regulations, dealing with technology transfer, preparing privacy, IT & Internet policies, assisting in the recovery of company software and other IP from former staff, and even dealing with domain name disputes.

The IP, Data & Contracts Team also offers the following services for clients:

  • Software escrow services via our trusted third party escrow agent, MBM Commercial Escrow Services Limited
  • Website & online trading compliance and seminars
  • Data Protection compliance and seminars
  • IP and E-Commerce Risk Management audits

Several of our lawyers have specialist degrees in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law.

Recent Deals

Our experience is clear from many of the technology investment and other M&A deals which the IP, Data & Contracts team have been involved in. 

View our i-Deals section.

Contact our IP, Data & Contracts Solicitors in Edinburgh & London 

To speak to one of our intellectual property, data & contracts specialists, please contact us on 01312268200 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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