The Internet presents businesses with many opportunities, but also with many legal challenges. An Internet lawyer can assist your business with issues related to doing business online, from electronic transactions to copyright, privacy and security concerns.
Our firm has considerable experience in corporate, commercial and intellectual property law. We have taken our expertise in these areas and developed a separate area of focus for Internet law.
Commercial transactions involving technology and the Internet constitute a significant part of our practice at Heydary Hamilton. Our technology practice centers on the areas outlined below.
We regularly help companies in all industries facing the legal challenges of conducting business online. From technology companies to the banking and insurance industries, we assist clients with issues related to e-transactions, privacy, security, e–regulatory compliance, domain names & trade–marks, copyright, online advertising, cross–border transactions, and jurisdictional matters.
Our strength is our in–depth and current knowledge of all legal aspects of e–commerce. We allocate considerable resources to ensure that our lawyers are up to speed in all aspects of this constantly changing area of law.
A major challenge in having an online presence for any company is compliance with the many laws and regulations, at all levels of government and at the international level, that affect a company’s web site or e–transactions.
Apart from advice on individual matters, we can help you by conducting an audit of your company’s web site that includes: a comprehensive examination of your web site to determine compliance with existing relevant laws and regulations; a detailed report on our findings and suggestions on addressing deficiencies.
Whether you develop software, license it, or use it, we can assist you in drafting agreements that protect your intellectual property rights and ensure your business objectives are met. We have substantial experience in negotiating and drafting such agreements and we would welcome the opportunity to apply our experience to help you with all your software-related transactions.
Due to the central role played by information in the operation of most businesses today and the increased level of regulatory developments in this area in recent years, all businesses need to pay close attention to privacy issues. One of the ways in which we can help you in this area is by conducting a privacy audit of your business operations to ensure regulatory compliance with laws such as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
Regardless of whether a business carries on business online or not, its domain names are a major part of its overall intellectual property assets. We can help ensure that this valuable asset is protected by assisting you in recovering domain names that might have been wrongfully registered by others.
Our services in this area extend to both top-level generic names such as .com, .org, .biz or .net or country level domain names such as .ca. On a limited basis, we will consider taking on domain name disputes on a pro bono basis for clients who are accredited educational institutions or registered charitable organizations.
There are many concerns with operating a business online. An Internet lawyer from our firm can ensure that you are in compliance with regulations and that your privacy and intellectual property are secure.