Technology, Media & Telecoms are at the forefront of today’s economy. Our team offers commercial advice on data protection, e-commerce, entertainment and talent rights, franchising, licensing, and IP across a wide range of sectors.
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We are also at the forefront of technology and offer services relating to fintech and regtech including blockchain and cryptocurrency as well as e-payments.
Fintech is one of the most exciting areas of innovation currently taking place globally. Technology is allowing the democratisation of access to private capital, as well as improving the usefulness of banking and payment service products and is leading to wider access to financial tools and services that were previously the reserve of the very wealthy.
We have worked with a significant number of projects that have raised funds via an initial coin offering or security token offering. We advise clients on introducing blockchain solutions into their industries and process flows including the available technology options in the market and the key regulatory and legal issues involved when implementing new technologies. We also advise some of the most respected names in the electronic payments sector who provide innovative internet and device based business to business and consumer-focused payment solutions including prepaid (e-money) accounts and cards, account aggregation services, payment gateways, money remittance, invoice collection, payment processing and the use of crypto-currencies and technologies.
Media & Entertainment
Whether you are in publishing, music, media and entertainment, sport, hospitality, art, retail, fashion, manufacturing, advertising, life sciences, medical research, gaming and other creative industries, our team can help you find solutions to the issues and challenges you face in this thriving industry.
Our Media, IP and Trade Marks specialists help you with practical advice on the full range of commercial, contentious and strategic issues such as media dispute resolution, covering a wide spectrum of services including music copyright and royalty accounting, reputation management, defamation and privacy actions and contractual disputes. We also advise our clients in relation to IP enforcement and litigation involving trademarks, infringement, passing off, breach of confidentiality, copyright, design rights and domain name enforcement and we can also assist with IP portfolio management.
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Nigel Davies / Consultant / London
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