Today every business is underpinned by software in one form another.

Software providers want to exploit their product for maximum commercial return, whilst ensuring that they retain their rights in what they have created. Software buyers want to ensure that the product they’ve purchased fulfils their needs.

Whether you are looking to purchase an off-the-shelf, modified or bespoke piece of software for your business or you’re a developer or reseller who wants to supply a software package to your customers, we will guide you through all of the available options.

We’ll also help to make sure the terms you enter into are appropriate for the particular software product, to minimise the risk of you suffering from potentially damaging interfacing problems, ownership disputes, operational delays or financial penalties further down the line.

The commercial solicitors in our specialist Tech team all have vast experience in drafting, amending and updating all types of software-related contracts including:

  • Software Licence Agreements
  • Software Development Agreements
  • Software as a Service Agreements
  • Hosting Agreements
  • Software Maintenance and Support Agreements
  • Software Escrow Agreements
  • Website Development Agreements
  • Mobile App Agreements
  • Reseller Agreements

OEM Software Agreements

In addition to helping you to select the most appropriate agreement, we will make sure the rights and restrictions set out in your contracts reflect the exact nature of the relationship you want to have with your supplier or client.

Our sector experience will allow us to anticipate any potential risks in the relationship – ranging from high-level IP ownership issues to day-to-day contract management matters – and ensure that all of your documentation is suitable for your needs.

If you are looking to enter into a licencing agreement with a software provider or licence software you have developed to new clients and would like to find out more about how we can help you make sure your contract is the right one for you, please email or call Tom Rook on 0114 252 7183.


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