Hamilton’s TMT | IP prac­tice has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence on all as­pects of in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty law, such as con­tract­ing, li­cens­ing, trade­mark mat­ters and dis­pute res­o­lu­tion. The prac­tice ad­vis­es clients whose busi­ness is of­ten cen­tered on­line and faced with com­pli­cat­ed mat­ters con­cern­ing the glob­al on­line en­vi­ron­ment. Matters af­fect­ing tra­di­tion­al busi­ness­es such as da­ta pro­tec­tion, per­son­al da­ta pro­cess­ing (GDPR), out­sourc­ing and the pro­cure­ment of tech­nol­o­gy are al­so han­dled by the TMT | IP prac­tice.

Hamilton rep­re­sents and ad­vices on all types of mat­ters with­in the field, in­clud­ing:

  • Advice to IT con­sul­tants and de­vel­op­ers and sup­pli­ers of IT sys­tems, in­clud­ing draft­ing and ne­go­ti­a­tion of agree­ments with re­gard to con­sul­tan­cy ser­vices, de­vel­op­ment, li­cense and sup­port and main­te­nance
  • Advice on reg­u­la­to­ry is­sues and con­trac­tu­al is­sues to tele­com, fin­tech and in­suretech com­pa­nies
  • Advice on da­ta pro­tec­tion and pri­va­cy is­sues
  • Advice in re­la­tion to M&A trans­ac­tions and list­ings with­in the TMT sec­tor
  • Advice to e-com­merce com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing draft­ing of con­tract terms
  • Advice to me­dia com­pa­nies on fi­nanc­ing and oth­er is­sues.
  • Advice to in­vestors and en­tre­pre­neurs on in­cor­po­ra­tion and in­vest­ments in­start-up com­pa­nies
  • Advice on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty mat­ters, in par­tic­u­lar per­tain­ing to trade­marks

The TMT | IP prac­tice works close­ly to­geth­er with Hamilton’s oth­er prac­tices such as Corporate | M&A and Capital Markets to en­sure that clients are of­fered sup­port and ad­vice on all le­gal as­pects through one sin­gle con­tact. The prac­tice of­ten ad­vis­es in­ter­net and tele­com op­er­a­tors with­in a wide range of mat­ters, from reg­u­la­to­ry mat­ters to gen­er­al terms and con­di­tions. The prac­tice is reg­u­lar­ly en­gaged in con­nec­tion with trans­ac­tions with­in the tele­com and en­gi­neer­ing sec­tors. As many start-up com­pa­nies are tech­nol­o­gy-in­ten­sive, the prac­tice al­so cov­ers is­sues that arise with­in each stage of growth – from for­ma­tion, share own­er­ship and in­vest­ment agree­ments to seed fund­ing, ven­ture cap­i­tal rounds and ex­it through sales or list­ing.