E-commerce, data protection, private policy, franchising

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Media and Telecoms

Information technology is now an integral part of many businesses. Whether it’s investing in hardware and software, or outsourcing IT-related functions, businesses are looking to achieve greater efficiencies and benefits from its IT and communications networks.
In a world where communication and the movement of information electronically is more widespread and faster than ever before through e-mail, mobile telephony and the Internet, the law is moving at an equally rapid pace. We are well aware that in this sector, speed of response is paramount. 

At Carrington, Hall & Hamburg, we provide a complete service to the players in this field, not only to those who use IP, technology and media, but for whom IP, technology and media is their business. We cover all aspects of the sector, acting for international telecommunications companies, major Plcs, local authorities, software companies, publishers, biotech companies, facilities managers, suppliers and acquirers amongst others.
We deal with all contentious and non-contentious work, never losing sight of your commercial requirements and required outcome.

Our team of lawyers is highly regarded, having considerable experience in the following areas: 

Protection and registration

  • Advising as to means of protection, brand protection
  • Competition
  • Identifying what rights subsist
  • Registration and review of registrations

Licensing, disposal and exploitation

  • Assignments, acquisitions and disposals
  • Distribution agreements
  • Franchising
  • International licences
  • Patent, trademark, copyright and design licences


  • Bespoke software agreements
  • Development agents, software licensing
  • Encryption technology
  • Escrow
  • Maintenance
  • Outsourcing and facilities management


  • ASP, hosting and licensing
  • Domain name protection and dispute resolution
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Site development and trading terms


  • Compliance
  • Licensing
  • Marketing and sales promotion

Data protection

  • Audit reviews of data protection policies and systems
  • Compliance and policy drafting, training

Publishing and media

  • Advertising issues
  • Copyright disputes
  • Data protection and marketing advice
  • Electronic licensing
  • Internet and e-commerce issues
  • Journal and periodical publishing
  • Libel
  • List acquisitions and disposals


  • Securitisation of IP
  • Venture capital and 'angel' investments

Dispute resolution

  • All aspects of litigation in the courts
  • Alternative dispute resolution including mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Domestic and international
  • Protection of confidential information


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