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Technology and Innovation

Appleby's science and technology team comprises more than 30 skilled lawyers and professionals across the Appleby Group, acting for both private and public organisations on a variety of telecommunication and technology issues, including establishments and operations, restructuring, litigation and insolvency. We also advise on intellectual property, licensing, patent and trademark portfolio management and maintenance contracts.

Our deep expertise in the complex regulatory landscape means we are often called on to advise on major corporate transactions and IPOs, as well as on technology transactions in highly regulated areas, for example financial services and healthcare.

From start-ups to some of the world’s leading science and technology companies, our clients are the industry’s foremost manufacturers and traders of scientific and high-technology equipment, undertaking pharmaceutical and biotechnology research, and providing IT and telecommunications infrastructure and services.

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Telecommunications &
Technology

Appleby’s telecommunications and technology team advises on the establishment and operation of telecommunications and technology companies. Our extensive experience in this sector includes work on a number of international telecommunications projects, including the structuring of joint ventures, financings and mergers and acquisitions.

Our specific areas of expertise include:

  • Owning and operating fibre optic cables, satellites, satellite constellations and fibre optic cable networks
  • Owning and operating telecommunications support facilities
  • Owning, licensing and developing intellectual property rights and patents
  • Registration of trade marks in Bermuda, the Caribbean, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey and several countries in Latin America

eBusiness &
Information Technology

Our lawyers advise on general IT and e-business matters, including advising the banking and financial community on e-banking initiatives. We have advised a number of entrepreneurial e-business clients on everything from setting up their businesses, through to advising and assisting when they list on AIM.

The areas that our lawyers provide advice on include:

  • Advertising and selling online
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Website development agreements
  • Domain name and trademark protection
  • Outsourcing assessments
  • Software and hardware agreements
  • Software and intellectual property licences and assignments
  • Software marketing agreements
  • Data protection

Intellectual Property

In relation to intellectual property and information technology, we advise on:

  • Contracts, including computer licences, maintenance contracts, bureau services, disaster recovery and service agreements
  • Marketing distribution and agency agreements
  • Facility management agreements
  • Escrow contracts and development agreements
  • Data protection, including issues relating to confidentiality and privacy
  • Ownership, licensing and development of intellectual property rights

Experience in Sub-Sectors

Our work spans various subsectors, including:

  • eGaming
  • Medical equipment
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology
  • Software and IT services
  • Technology components and equipment
  • Telecommunication