Does the Developer Own that Software I Paid For?

7th May 2020|Commercial Law, ICT Law|

Disputes over ownership of software often cross my desk. The story is almost invariably the same: someone has paid a software developer to write code, and there is no written agreement dealing with who owns that code. Then the developer decides that he owns the code and won’t hand over the source code.

Trade mark, copyright and patents– basic differences and how to protect your intellectual property rights

11th March 2019|Commercial Law, Intellectual Property|

It is important for business owners to understand that most of your products, goods, brands, technologies, logos and creative works are protected by one of the three types of Intellectual Property Law: copyright, trade mark or patent. By knowing what type of intellectual property rights you own, you can take the necessary legal steps to


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