IT Law

In today’s connected world, businesses rely on a digital presence to boost their market profile. Our team of German lawyers advises small, medium and larger companies, as well as individuals, on all aspects of German IT law.

IT law is closely linked to copyright law and to the law of contract. IT projects can benefit from copyright protection. Software, for example, is recognised as being the developer’s own creation and is therefore considered a ‘work’ under German copyright law. Expanding that protection to cover trademarks and intellectual property can be a decisive step in protecting a new idea from competitors.

IT projects in areas such as cloud-computing or social media also have to comply with a number of legal requirements including in the areas of privacy and data protection; competition law; corporate law; and employment law.

The law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE advises clients on all aspects of IT law from product development and placement, to worldwide distribution. Our specialist German lawyers not only have strong know-how in the area of IT law but also an extensive network of contacts in the branch.

Here is an overview of the services we provide:

Privacy and data protection

IT contracts and licences

IT start-ups

  • Advice on business form and structuring an IT business
  • Developing a financing plan and applying for funding
  • Drafting and analysing IT-specific employment contracts
  • Residual information – professional know-how and ideas protection

Project support

  • Advice on options for protecting products
    • Patent protection
    • Copyright and trademark protection
    • Profile and image protection
    • Protection of know-how
  • Drafting and analysing software development and software maintenance contracts
  • Outsourcing of business processes and change request agreements

Our specialist German lawyer, Christian Solmecke is available to answer your questions on IT law. Call us on +49 (0) 221 / 951 563 0.

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Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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