ICT Lawyers Offering Reliable, Experience-Based Legal Advice

If you are looking for a commercial lawyer in Sydney, or for further information in relation to Information & Communication Technology (ICT), please do not hesitate to contact any member of our Commercial Law Team.

  • TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE

    Technological change is causing major disruption for most businesses in Australia, and this process will only snowball overtime. Core to any business in coming years will be tight controls over information and communications technology and in particular:

    • How is your confidential information and data stored?
    • Who has access to it, and on what terms?
    • How legally enforceable are your rights to protect those resources?

    Many well-meaning lawyers attempt to apply well established legal concepts to ICT issues at their peril. Without an understanding of the technology involved, it is difficult for a lawyer to know what risks need to be protected through legal documentation.

  • ATKINSON VINDEN PROVIDES ADVICE ON:

    • Software Licensing, Maintenance and Sale Agreements and Web-Hosting Agreements
    • Registration of Domain Names and Website Design and Development Contracts
    • Conducting trademark searches, advising on and applying for trademarks
    • E-commerce including drafting Terms of Trade and Disclaimers and Electronic Security
    • Maintenance Issues
    • Privacy issues
    • Confidentiality agreements, and restraints of trade
    • Employment contracts addressing confidentiality and IP creation issues
    • Lawful surveillance of employees and contractors
    • Spam Act obligations
    • Advice on provisions of Copyright Act 1968
    • Dispute Resolution Issues
    • Cyber-crime including theft of company data by employees and contractors
    • Civil Search orders, injunctions, damages claims
    • Infringement of copyright disputes
    • Defamation claims

    We also offer an ICT Legal Audit service for clients, in which we review a company’s legal arrangements around ICT issues, so as to identify areas of risk, and to propose some low cost steps to protect the business.