Software: Are you software savvy?

Software inevitably has a significant influence throughout many businesses, and the way you interact with it has changed radically in the last few years. The emphasis has moved from software on physical media or local servers to increasingly sophisticated cloud-based solutions, including software as a service (SaaS).

These solutions have introduced new, highly beneficial ways of doing business, and inevitably, challenges as well as opportunities. We understand and can guide you through the technicalities, to help you make the most of the possibilities and opportunities.

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"Key figures at Memery Crystal LLP include Tim Ryan, who acted for digital football media business Bigballs Media on commercial contract negotiations with YouTube. Consultant Stephen Milne advised Electric Word on agency agreements in Italy and the UK, and assisted the client with a dispute in Australia. Guardian Media Group and BMJ Publishing Group are also clients."

The Legal 500 UK - 2016

In detail

We work with and advise clients who consume and provide a variety of software services. This includes advising in respect of software used in anything from enterprise solutions to consumer-focused apps, and ranges from using and integrating open source code to protecting and exploiting bespoke commercial algorithms.

We’ll ensure your software contracts, licenses, support and service level agreements all work for you, to protect your business efficiency and continuity. From ownership and rights to use, to liability and terminating agreements, we’ll explain the legal issues connected with software and give you practical, real world advice.

Recent matters

  • Advised LG & DE Limited in relation to a licence to use trademark goods in connection with digital learning tools and other published products and specifically on enforcement of the licence terms.
  • Acted for Publishing Technology Plc, a leading provider of technology and web-based services to the publishing industry in the UK/Europe and the US, on its admission to AIM and subsequent AIM fundraisings.
  • Acted for three online social gaming and gambling businesses on their reverse takeover into Pursuit Dynamics Plc and on the admission of the enlarged group to AIM under its new name, Gaming Realms Plc, with an associated placing of shares.
  • Acted for Mobile Streams Plc, a global on-line retailer of mobile content, on its admission to AIM and a placing which raised £28.1 million, as well as employment and commercial contracts matters.

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