Commercial contracts provide certainty for businesses as to how a business relationship will be governed. By having an agreed contract in place the levels of legal risk are vastly reduced and disputes are kept to an absolute minimum.
Aubergine Legal can help you with a myriad of different types of commercial contracts, from initial discussions, to agreeing terms for a business relationship, through to ending relationships.
Here’s a flavour of the usual commercial contracts we advise on:
Non-Disclosure Agreements / Confidentiality Agreements
Standard Business Terms & Conditions – for the supply of Goods and/or Services
Intellectual Property Licences and Assignments
Master Service Agreements
Media Buying Agreements
Creative Services Agreement
Publishing and Co-Publishing Agreements (including specialist computer gaming industry knowledge)
For commercial contract work we offer (i) risk reviews on existing contracts, to highlight any risks you may be exposed to along with solutions to reduce those risks, (ii) drafting of commercial contracts and standard terms; (iii) negotiating commercial contracts with the other side; and (iv) terminating agreements when the business relationship has run its course.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Protecting your businesses assets is so important. Your brand, content, ideas and designs can often be the most valuable asset your business owns.
Ensuring your intellectual property is registered, protected and enforced properly is something that we can help you with.
Specific services we can offer in the intellectual property field are as follows:
Strategy advice on IP portfolio.
Advice on branding protection.
Trade mark registrations and enforcement of rights against infringers.
Cease and desist letters.
Domain name issues.
Preliminary patent advice.
Software IP issues.
Licensing and assignments of intellectual property rights.
Review of IP clauses in commercial contracts.
DATA PROTECTION LAW
With the introduction of the GDPRs, being clued up on the world of data protection is more important than ever. We can guide you through the data protection pitfalls and help you stay on the right side of the Information Commissioners Office. Specific areas where we can assist are:
Data Protection compliance advice
Data Protection Audits
Direct Marketing Advice
Data Processing Agreements
Information Commissioners Office notifications
Employee Data and Monitoring
Rights of Data Subjects
Aubergine Legal can assist you with your legal compliance issues when carrying on business online. From websites to Apps to social media, we have your back in the digital world.
E-commerce Terms and Conditions (Online Sale of Goods/Services)
Website Terms and Conditions
Social Media legal issues and User Generated Content advice
Mobile App Terms and Conditions
Competitions and Prize Promotions
Online Advertising issues
The Information Technology world is ever evolving. Making sure your IT agreements are up to date and proper protections are in place,(especially in relation to your IP issues), can be strategically important for your business.
Let Aubergine Legal review and update your legal agreements to ensure legal risks are kept to a minimum. We can help with reviewing and drafting agreements, as well as general legal advice on various IT issues.
Software Maintenance Agreements
Service Level Agreements
SaaS (Software as a Service) Agreements
Mobile Application Agreements – Development and EULAs
End User Licence Agreements
MEDIA & MARKETING LAW
Aubergine Legal has advised many businesses in the media and creative industry. These businesses often need advice and assistance with the following areas and types of agreements:
Marketing Services Agreements
Creative Design Agency Agreements
Advice on Advertising Codes
Media Buying Agreements
Digital Marketing Agreements and Advice
Marketing Consents (including advice on GDPR and e-Privacy issues)
Social Media Platforms (including policies)
COMPUTER GAME SOFTWARE LAW
The computer gaming industry is a fast paced industry and we have experience of working for one of the biggest global publishers here at Aubergine Legal. If you are a computer games developer needing legal assistance when negotiating a publishing deal then please reach out. Advice available in the following legal areas:
Publishing and co-publishing agreements
Voice over agreements
Creative Agency Agreements for packaging and other design work