Intangible assets such as intellectual property, data, brands and technologies are becoming increasingly important for companies – especially from a strategic point of view. It is essential for companies to know and meet the various regulatory requirements in all of their fields of activity. International intellectual property and technology issues include:

  • New regulations for the protection of intellectual property due to new digital developments
  • Intellectual property as a core asset in digital business models
  • Due diligence check for asset financing based on intellectual property and security interests in intangible assets
  • Protection of trade secrets and know-how
  • Intellectual property challenges in 3D printing
  • Tax aspects of allocation and allocation of intellectual property rights
  • Documentation of licenses, joint ventures and collaborations
  • Asset financing based on intellectual property and security interests in intangible assets, including license agreements
  • Intellectual property due diligence check and verification



What EY Law can do for you

Our services:

  • Drafting license and software agreements
  • Assistance with IT outsourcing projects
  • Reviewing copyright issues
  • Advising on brand strategies and the protection of trademarks
  • Drafting contracts for the purchase or sale of intangible assets
  • Advising on internet liability issues
  • Reviewing websites, webshops and terms and conditions in e-commerce
  • Representation before regulatory bodies
  • Online sales are becoming increasingly important in the digital world in both B2C and B2B. A wide range of legal framework conditions must be taken into account. However, applicable law is usually national, not international. Laws on data protection, commerce, transactions, intellectual property and cryptocurrencies differ massively from country to country.


Every digital platform of a company represents a possible connection to customers. The company must always ensure that it complies with all laws and regulations relating to e-commerce and at the same time safeguards its own interests in a possible contractual relationship with potential customers. Our holistic services on legal and tax issues are particularly crucial where legal and tax aspects are closely linked. And that is always the case in online business.

Our offer includes the following areas:

  • Consumer rights and competition rules in a rapidly evolving e-commerce environment
  • Legal structures for the e-commerce business including drafting legal agreements for online use coordinated protection for digital intellectual property
  • Compliance with global data protection requirements for digital business
  • Advice on contractual principles of online contracts, including preparation of user terms and conditions and digital signatures
  • Support with contractual agreements on digital infrastructures – including software licenses, web design contracts and R&D agreements


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