IT & Privacy Law

In order for organisations to be successful today, it is crucial to show a presence online through company websites and social media. The internet connects countless individuals and businesses worldwide, requiring businesses to seek leading edge advice on the constantly evolving IT legal issues.

Our dedicated solicitors have extensive experience in IT and technology law. We advise all businesses from small web based businesses to multinational technology companies. Our services include:

  • IT and technology intellectual property protection,
  • Online transactions,
  • Domain name disputes,
  • Confidentiality agreements,
  • Data breach,
  • Compliance with privacy law,
  • Email and internet policies (privacy policies, terms and conditions, electronic transactions),
  • Technology acquisition and implementation contracts,
  • Software and hardware development contracts,
  • Web development and maintenance contracts,
  • Manufacturing, distribution and supply contracts,
  • Outsourcing contacts,
  • Licensing.

It can be hard for companies to keep pace with increasing digitisation. In order to be successful today, it is crucial to show a presence and availability online through company websites and social media. As the development of information technology has changed the way we work, information now available through our computers and smartphones is at risk of being hacked or stolen. This digitisation puts pressure on legislatures to change rules, regulations and laws in order to reflect the rapid growth and dynamic changes in information technologies.

The internet connects countless individuals and businesses worldwide, requiring business to seek leading edge advice on constantly evolving IT legal issues. Citilawyers understands the complex range of legal issues faced by our clients and provides tailored solutions to produce desired outcomes.

Domain Names and ‘Cybersquatting’

Domain name ‘cybersquatting’ is the term used when an unauthorised party registers a domain name identical or similar to another business’s trademark or trading name for commercial gain. Domain name disputes may be resolved either by commencing legal proceedings for trademark infringement or lodging a complaint under the relevant Domain Name Policy. The use of a trademark in a domain name may infringe a registered trademark or breach a trademark owner’s common law rights. Trademark owners may transfer the registration of a domain name registered by someone else if the domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trade mark in which the complainant has rights, the owner does not have any rights or legitimate interests in the domain name and the domain name has been registered and is being used in ‘bad faith’.

Our specialised solicitors can provide assistance in staying up to date with this rapidly changing field of law. If you have any questions regarding IT or privacy law do not hesitate to message us by using the form on this page or call us on (02) 9233 7777.

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