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If your business is supplying or procuring software, robust software licensing and distribution agreements are essential to avoid costly commercial pitfalls in this complex area of technology law.
Our technology lawyers at our London based offices are software licensing specialists, legal experts at the top of their field and have a practical understanding of the IT industry and software applications.
We are dedicated and passionate about technology and make it our business to understand programming and coding so that we can work closely with businesses and understand exactly how software functions.
Understanding the practical applications of software in this way enables our technology lawyers to ensure that your licensing and distribution agreements cover all necessary rights and restrictions. We will work hard to enable you to use the software as you intend to or, conversely, to prevent its misuse if you are supplying your software to another company.
Our technology lawyers can also advise on the different legal structures and models for distribution available to you when licensing software nationally or globally. We will not only prepare, negotiate and advise on software licensing and distribution contracts but also support your business through any disputes that may arise in relation to those contracts.
There are many things to consider when licensing software—entitlements to upgrades and updates, management of intellectual property rights, exclusivity and market protection, allocation of liability—our lawyers will help you to ensure that your business is in the best possible legal position in all of these areas.