IP & Technology

Lawyers in Brodies’ IP, Technology and Outsourcing team are hosting a number of seminars as part of Brodies’ autumn 2014 seminar program. The seminars are free – just follow the instructions below to sign up.

The seminars cover BOrganised, Brodies’ new cloud-based contract management system; law essentials for tech-startups, and top tips for SMEs contracting with majors in the oil and gas sector.

Tech law for tech-startps

For various reasons, legal issues can often get forgotten about in the early days of a tech start-up, This seminar is aimed at covering some of the basic legal issues and explaining why they are important. This seminar will cover issues such as:

  • IP, contracts and compliance – ownership of intellectual assets, privacy issues and managing contract risks
  • Employment law – recruiting, policies and procedures and what to do if it doesn’t work out
  • Remuneration – tax efficient remuneration and employee incentives. How do you make it work?
  • Corporate – getting the fundamentals right, articles versus shareholders agreements and preparing for funding rounds and investment

Who? Martin Sloan, Partner – Commercial Services Division, Will McIntosh, Partner – Corporate department, Nigel Watson, Partner – Employee Benefits, Liam Lane, Senior Solicitor – Employment

Where and when? Edinburgh on Wednesday 29 October (1730 to 1900)
Glasgow on Thursday 6 November (1730 to 1900)

BOrganised – Brodies’ new contract management system

To help our clients meet the challenges of keeping on top of their contract commitments, we have developed BOrganised, an innovative internet-based contract management service that helps clients manage their contracts effectively by reducing the risks of missed deadlines, poor decision making, increased costs, wasted management time and effort and (ultimately) litigation.

This seminar will introduce you to BOrganised, and show you how you too can manage your contracts better.

Who? Grant Campbell, Partner, Commercial Services Division

When? Glasgow on Tuesday 25 November (0830 to 1000)
Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 November (0830 to 1000)
Aberdeen on Tuesday 2 December (1700 to 1830)

Top tips for SMEs contracting in the majors in the oil and gas sector

This seminar will focus on the key issues that should be considered by SMEs when supplying to major/large companies in the oil and gas sector, and the dangers of contracting on the purchaser’s standard terms of purchase.

The seminar is, in particular, aimed at businesses providing IT services and those involved in creating intellectual property. It will cover key contract risk issues such as defining the terms of the contract, liability and indemnities, IP (ownership and rights to use, and liability for IP infringement), managing changes to the customer’s requirements (“scope creep”) and contract management.

Who? Martin Sloan, Partner – Commercial Services Division, Gill Grassie, Partner – IP Dispute Resolution, Robert Buchan, Partner – IP dispute Resolution

Where and when? Aberdeen on Thursday 13 November(1700 to 1800)

To register or to find out more information, please follow the links above or go to the Brodies Seminars page,

We look forward to seeing you at one of the events!

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Martin Sloan

Partner at Brodies LLP
Martin is a partner in Brodies Technology, Information and Outsourcing group and has wide experience of advising clients on technology procurement and IT and business process outsourcing projects. Martin also advises on data protection (including the GDPR), and general technology and intellectual property law, and has a particular interest in the laws applying to social media and new technology such as mobile apps, contactless/mobile payments, and smart metering.
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