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How sad is it when you work for months on something really great and after it is finally published, the other website steals what belongs to you? Modern artists – software developers, representatives of the music, gaming, publishing and film industries, all copyright holders who have posted their works on the Internet – might know. It hurts not only in the “I`ve-done-it” way, but in finance way, too. When the work is republished without author`s…
Sometimes, it is quite complicated to accurately assess the cost of the efforts that will be taken on software development. In this event, IT outsourcer and customer may resort to Time and Materials approach, which does not provide one of them with unfair advantages. Time and Materials (also T&M) is a pricing model that calculates and charges the time spent by each specialist of the software development team. However, this approach to work requires close…
There exists the need to protect the confidential information and trade secrets at any commercial relations, but it is particularly important for technology company. The best way to keep something confidential is not to disclose it in ahead of time. Don’t disclose information until the Recipient has signed and returned the NDA to you. Non-disclosure agreement with developer allows the Customer to protect trade secrets. Often the developer has an access to the trade secrets…
Earlier we wrote about what is a what a software development agreement is, what it is needed for, and what dangers you may face when you are not careful about it. Generally, contracts of one type are quite the same. At the same time, some analogical clauses can differ in jurisdictions all over the world. This should never be underestimate when choosing right to the contract as local ITlawyers know features of their local…
In general, there are plenty of ways for founders to form a share capital and pay for shares of the company. Money, or cash, still remains the most frequently used method. However, alternative ways of contribution to share capital becomes more popular with every year. At the same time, there are different lists of possible alternatives in different countries. It is very important to understand such difference as it may affect the founder’s decision regarding…
So you are thinking about starting your own business in the United States, and it is more than likely that you would like to protect your business name and your logo. You are only working on the business-plan yet, but the logo is a bomb, and you want to have it registered as soon as possible.  You have been told that the United States Patent and Trademark Office requires trademark use to register rights to…
There is no any hesitations lawyers with expertise in domain name law are best professionals if legal issues involving domain name law arise. IT law is a very specific field of law since this is rather a mixture of civil, international private, business and tax legislation than just a sole independent sphere. Thus, I think we can all agree on this way is too complicated to research and analyse legal aspects of the country, for…
There is no any hesitations lawyers with expertise in domain name law are best professionals if legal issues involving domain name law arise. IT law is a very specific field of law since this is rather a mixture of civil, international private, business and tax legislation than just a sole independent sphere. Thus, I think we can all agree on this way is too complicated to research and analyse legal aspects of the country, for…
Dedicated team model is a win-win option for long-term projects with evolving requirements when the client gains control on and manages the workflow. This option is offered by outsourcing companies or outstaffing agencies and is widely used nowadays for software development due to its flexibility.  Once the outsourcing company and client have found each other and agreed on dedicated team model of cooperation, it’s time to pay attention to the legal basis, namely Dedicated team…
Dedicated team model is a win-win option for long-term projects with evolving requirements when the client gains control on and manages the workflow. This option is offered by outsourcing companies or outstaffing agencies and is widely used nowadays for software development due to its flexibility.  Once the outsourcing company and client have found each other and agreed on dedicated team model of cooperation, it’s time to pay attention to the legal basis, namely Dedicated team…