Use unlicensed software at your peril

Nowadays a business could not operate without software – accounting, CRM, project management, communications software etc.  But what happens if the business is to be sold to another entity?  Normally a business uses software under a copyright licence.  It does not own the software outright. If a new entity is to take over the business, […]

Three Myths about Commercial Agreements

Having practised for 30 years, I know that there are certain misconceptions about drafting commercial agreements: All that a lawyer does to produce an agreement is just take a precedent off the shelf and insert the names and addresses of the parties. In the area of intellectual property (“IP”) agreements, it couldn’t be further from […]