E-Business & the Internet

BD&P's Intellectual Property & Technology Team counsels clients on a host of issues concerning the development and implementation of online business, the protection of intellectual property over the Internet and the inherent risks inherent to privacy and security.

This Team has substantial experience and knowledge in Internet-related matters, whether local, national or cross-border, and counsels several industry-leading companies that conduct their business online.

Practitioners on BD&P's Intellectual Property &Technology Team are active members in the Canadian Information Technology Law Association, the Canadian Information Processing Society, and the Calgary Council for Advanced Technology. They are frequent lecturers and are widely published in their field.

This Team works closely with other lawyers in the firm as part of a cross-disciplinary team, drawing on skill and knowledge in energy, tax, commercial transactions, securities, litigation and other areas that arise in the intellectual property and technology context.

Significant Areas of Service

  • Agreements with respect to website and software development, linking and collaborative relationships, ISP, hosting, co-hosting, co-location, subscribers and members, and distribution arrangements
  • Online contracting and sales, publication and distribution of content, privacy, legal risk management and copyright issues
  • Advice with respect to legislation such as the Electronic Transactions Act (Alberta)
  • Domain name purchases
  • Trade-mark protection and infringement
  • Licensing of software and digital content
  • Advice on online contests and promotions
  • Website terms of use and acceptable use policies
  • Tax issues with regard to online businesses
  • Website and e-commerce security legal issues
  • Legal issues arising out of the virtualization of business processes
  • Electronic records in litigation and e-discovery
  • Online and e-business matters and online intellectual property issues