Internet, E-Commerce, & Technology
Chicago Internet, E-Commerce & Technology Lawyers
Businesses can no longer ignore the ever-increasing value and importance of their proprietary information, corporate identity, web-presence, technology and other intellectual property. Managing these can be a challenge. It retains the complexities of traditional business and commercial law, while introducing new wrinkles involving intellectual property rights, multi-state and multinational law, regulation and possibly taxation and other issues. If you have an Internet business, a business involving e-commerce, or a business expanding through the internet or new technologies, the Chicago, Illinois, business law firm Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, will protect your interests in this frontier where business law meets emerging technologies.
Merging Your Business with Technology
Few business law firms understand the complexities of this new area of the law. At Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, our attorneys have a head start because of our varied client base and the issues we helped them deal with. Our lawyers learn from our clients and we cross-fertilize solutions. We already have years of experience counseling our clients with respect to all aspects of their creative capital, intellectual property and technology, including, but not limited to their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets licensing/distribution agreements and advertising issues. Many of our clients in various industries have been expanding into the realm of e-commerce and we have dealt with the “new” issues of intellectual property and proprietary information protection, and agreements involving co-linking and co-branding and other advertising, trade, and traffic-management issues across the internet.
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Getting You up to Speed
At Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, our attorneys are familiar with the quirks that might enter into internet and e-commerce agreements. Unique problems can arise with an online business startup, or when bricks-and-mortar business ventures into Internet e-commerce.
The Internet has affected business valuation methods. Historically, company valuations were pinned to capital assets, such as plants and equipment. Today, intangibles (such as intellectual property, a web presence, trade names and know-how or show-how) account for a greater share of a company's market value.
Other problems include privacy issues. Personal information about clients and customers can be electronically stored and transmitted. Attorneys, doctors, mortgage brokers, contractors, among other professionals, may be used to handling carefully such records, including sensitive financial and tax information, when they are on paper. However, federal and state laws impose certain restrictions when they are potentially accessible over the Internet. We can ensure you are in regulatory compliance. Issues of information security and confidentiality must be dealt with in any Internet and E-commerce agreement.
Keeping Your Business Secure
Software developers, network integrators, and traffic aggregators present unique issues. These Internet technology specialists may need to provide access to proprietary information, which must be safeguarded. We have substantial experience with linking agreements, co-branding and licensing agreements, professional services and maintenance agreements.
We also represent software providers in matters of limiting liability in their service agreements, especially if they are modifying existing software.
The Internet has led to an explosion of trademark infringement and copyright infringement litigation. We can advise you on the copyright law and trademark law as it relates to your e-commerce business, and help you resolve disputes.
Multi-state and cross-border issues arise when conducting business over the internet. With the advent of e-commerce, these issues are not simply a matter for companies that are physically located overseas. Many companies have set up e-commerce sites, giving them a 24-hour business presence and a capability to conduct business across borders. Many business do not consider the multi-state and multi-national legal complexities that are created. How will you structure your business. Have you protected your intellectual property? How will you safeguard your assets from claims lawsuits and the jurisdiction authorized abroad ?
Contact Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, today by email at Contact G&J or by phone at (312) 236-8110 for effective, affordable legal solutions for all your business needs.
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