More than just e-commerce - Web sites and other online initiatives can include nearly every activity in modern business. We draw on extensive legal and business knowledge to provide counseling and transactional support for the full range of Internet-based activities, from developing service and hosting agreements to implementing employee portals and client extranets, from planning data gathering and drafting corresponding privacy policies to rolling out sweepstakes and advertising campaigns.
Attorneys in the Intellectual Property group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP have substantial experience in business and information technology law, allowing them to assist a wide range of clients - from start-up to well-established companies - with their online initiatives. We have helped clients launch new online initiatives and audited and upgraded existing internet strategies. We have developed experience in a wide variety of online activities, including retail catalogs, wholesale portals, online malls, health care portals, investment services, and consumer and business auctions.
We assist clients with domain name selection and enforcement; drafting and negotiating development, licensing, hosting and support agreements; creating and positioning online policies, contracts and contests; and advertising and structuring their web sites to maximize protection of the intellectual property and reduce the risk of adverse actions by regulatory agencies.
In addition, we counsel clients regarding the protection of information and materials over the Internet. Our attorneys have extensive experience protecting trademark, copyright and patent rights in online materials and developing privacy and security policies to protect clients' proprietary information. In the event of infringement or cybersquatters, we actively and aggressively protect our clients' rights and work to achieve a swift and successful resolution of the dispute.