TECHNOLOGY

The lawyers of this Department are experienced in this area, and some of them have been pioneers as IT lawyers in Spain.

We currently cooperate in investigation projects with the Business Committee in the lobby association Cercle per al Coneixement. In this case, we draft and introduce Bills of Parliament to the Government in information technology matters. In the same way we cooperate with the lobby "Asociación de la Economía Digital" and are members of the Legislation and Regulation Committee.

We advise companies with high level of intellectual capital and knowledge. Not always but companies in high technology sectors as well as companies that render services or sell products in other sectors but they approach the high technology and Internet as the way of doing business and developing their products and services. We practise both in litigious and non-litigious matters.

Defense regarding technological assets and software

Among others, we have advised on copyrights in multimedia and web construction, design and technology. Pre-diagnostic and due diligence of web sites and portals. Advertisements, image rights and Internet contents.

Software contracts. Transfer of intangible assets and high technology inventions.

E-commerce advice. General terms and conditions on webs and portals. Digital signature and securitization on the Internet. Data protection and privacy policies. Protection and registration of territorial domain name.

Sports advice to clubs, sporting federations and players. Image and sponsorship contracts of players, broadcasters and clubs. Tax advice for organisations and players. Advice on trademarks, branding, industrial designs and patents.

Highlights

We can mention some of the issues on which we have advised:

Expert intervention on the resolution of disputes.

Arbitration on technology law.

We have advised a worldwide top-ranking searcher in the Internet on the creation of the Spanish site, drafting of the general terms and conditions, high technology contracts and the obtaining of the territorial domain name ".es".

Advice to a leading Spanish publisher and multimedia company in the construction of a portal for tourism and guides, in joint venture with an Anglo-Saxon company.

Advice in the whole process of creating a top-ranking Spanish portal in e-commerce. Protection of copyrights, negotiation and drafting of agreements with technology and content suppliers. Drafting of general terms and conditions and data protection due diligence.

Assistance to a high technology listed company in the data protection and privacy due diligence.

Advice to a top-ranking Internet company of contents in the acquisition of intangible assets, image and other contents of a tourism portal.