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Intellectual Property and IT

Industry and commercially-focussed advice

Intellectual Property and IT

Bermans Intellectual Property and Information Technology team has an in-depth understanding of the needs of businesses developing within this sector and those who deal with the sector, and is able to advise and assist on all aspects of IP and IT matters.

Working for creators, developers, suppliers and purchasers of IT and IP across all sectors, we are well equipped to deal with the full range of contentious and non-contentious issues arising from the creation, protection, delivery and purchase of IP and IT. We provide our clients with sound, practical, strategic and above all industry and commercially-focussed advice on all aspects of:

Clients we work with

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • Universities and spin offs
  • The Media Sector

Sectors we work in

  • Invitro Diagnostic
  • Plastics
  • Electro Spinning
  • Aerospace
  • Teaching & Education
  • Security
  • Engineering & Transport
  • Music
  • Film & TV
  • Publishing

Key Services


Intellectual Property

  • Creation and protection of intellectual property rights
  • Research and development
  • Commercialisation of ideas
  • Licensing
  • Assignment
  • Protection from infringement
  • Cease and desist
  • Passing off
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Reputation and risk management

Information Technology

  • Licence Agreements
  • End User Licence Agreements
  • Website Design and Development Agreements
  • White label licensing
  • Software Development and Maintenance Agreements
  • Software Evaluation Licence
  • Agile Software Development
  • Software, Trademark and Patent Assignments
  • Joint Research and Development Agreements
  • Web Services Agreements
  • Mobile App Development Agreements
  • Mobile App Terms and Conditions of Use
  • Hosting Agreements

Key Contacts

Rob Eakins

Rob Eakins

Rob advises on all types of commercial contracts, with particular expertise in agreements for the creative and tech sectors. He has assisted a range of clients, including software developers, platform providers, music publishers and online retailers, and can advise on various matters, such as the importance of robust terms and conditions, the protection and licensing of intellectual property rights, and data protection matters.