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Briefly about the service
The spider works long and painstakingly to create his web carefully arranging the threads so that the construction is reliable. The pattern of each spiderweb is unique.
The virtual world is similar as there are plenty of new IT companies which continuously emerge on the market. Each of these companies has its own unique ideas, strategies, and a way of working. However, the virtual world is not immune to real threats. Both small startups and large companies need reliable legal protection so that their innovations are not abused or stolen by competitors.
In such cases the team of lawyers at Epravo provides a full range of high quality legal IT support services.
We know exactly what startups need, starting from the very beginning to attracting investment.
What services do we offer you?
We are available on retainer and for case by case work involving contractual, tax, corporate, labor, and personal data protection issues. Contact us to find out what is right for you. Some of our services include:
- Advice and dialogue with state authorities on behalf of the client.
- Legal clearance of contractual relationships with developers and outsourcing companies.
- Legal support for E-commerce in Ukraine.
- Legal support for startups from Pre-seed stage to Exit-stage.
- Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) for development and analysis.
- TM registration.
Analysis of your request
Determination of the most convenient and cost-efficient solution for your needs and preparation of consultation with you
Analysis, preparation, and updating the contract based on your needs and feedback
Continuous service for the subscribed businesses.
Why you should choose the lawyers of the company Epravo:
we know exactly what start-ups need from start-up to investment;
we offer modern legal tools for modern technologies: cryptocurrency, E-commerce, SaaS and cloud;
we understand the importance of an individual approach: our clients include young startups as well as IT companies that are already leaders in their fields;
we have extensive experience working with projects in English, including programming language and specific terminology, so our IT lawyer will be able to easily understand your product.
Why should you select Epravo for your legal needs?
We specialize in several niche fields in the law in our firm.
We keep up to date on progress and are ready to discuss the issues at any time.
We keep up to a strict deontological code of social and human principles.
We are active in initiatives like Stop Bullying, Parking Heroes or Lawyers for the Environment because we do not tolerate injustice in any form and give back to the community.
We have a large base of happy clients and references that we can share to prove our excellent work.
We have our finger on the pulse of current trends and technologies, and know how to use them for the benefit of our clients.
More about the service
It might look like the market of IT technologies is already crowded. But in fact, the Ukrainian market for information technology and online projects is just starting up. Daily more companies and people start and take their place in the economy. At the same time, IT companies in Ukraine face the daily need to ensure the safety of their products. These days you should not only know how to program, but also know the important legal facts concerning regulation of the IT industry. This is complicated in Ukraine since the law is in an early stage and is constantly being updated to meet the recent challenges.
How to register the copyright on software? How to conclude a contract with developers or outsourcing companies? Is electronic commerce subject to state registration? For these questions you need an experienced IT lawyer. Law firm Epravo offers prompt, comprehensive, and high-quality legal support for IT companies, because we constantly keep ourselves up to date with the latest developments.
Why protect your IT company? Let’s discuss it.
There are quite a lot of IT professionals in Ukraine and every day there are more and more. Every year a new generation of IT specialists graduate from Ukrainian schools and universities. They work for foreign companies, but also join or start Ukrainian ones. Companies are getting bigger and require even more thorough legal support. Accordingly, this process has resulted in legal companies aimed at supporting the IT sector. Different types of IT companies need nonetheless legal services:
– small Ukrainian IT companies and startups;
– large companies
– outsourcing companies
– foreign companies ordering services in Ukraine;
– companies that do not focus on IT, but are involved in the process of creating technical products.
Working with a digital product has some peculiarities. It cannot be seen physically, while there are also hidden dangers. Any company that develops software and provides other services in the IT industry or e-commerce sooner or later has to face the fact that protecting its intellectual property rights is vital. If you do not get yourself with reliable legal protection in time, then in the future it will be difficult to prove that a product belongs to the company that developed it. This can have some heavy consequences.
Young IT companies often do not use the services of lawyers. This holds true also about startups. Since money is very tight in the beginning, they tend to rely on template contracts taken off the internet. However, this practice is far from reliable.
The practice of lawyers in IT is many-faceted. Our clients contact us for the following reasons:
– execution of contracts for software development;
– drawing up contracts on copyrights transfer;
– solving questions related to tax law (taking into account the legal field of foreign jurisdictions);
– labor law (registration of employees)
– criminal law (searches in IT companies).
There are situations when a company simply lost its rights to a virtual product by not protecting them on time and the copyright for it was formalized by another owner. Yes, this is unfair but not unheard of. In other cases, companies claim that they “borrowed” a logo, elements of identics or design, an idea behind a program or application, how should your company respond to this?
In addition, employees and clients always treat a company that responsibly protects its rights and uses legal consulting services more seriously and respectfully. So having your legal aspects covered, shows that you are a serious company that looks to the future.
In this case, different digital products can be registered both as a trademark and as an object of copyright and there are yet further forms of protection. An expert in legal IT consulting will help you with selecting the optimal protection for your intellectual property.
Legal IT consulting includes advice on organization and running your business, tax optimization and tax treatment choice, analysis of investment risks, taxes, dividends and drafting company organizational documents. In addition, our lawyers will be able to support you in matters such as:
– Legal registration of contractual relations with developers and outsourcing companies.
– Legal support for e-commerce in Ukraine.
– Legal support for startups from Pre-seed stage to Exit-stage.
– Development and analysis of non-disclosure agreements (NDA).
– Development and analysis of non-compete (NCA), non-solicitation agreements (NSA).
– Full legal support for IT companies on a daily basis.
– TM and copyright registration on the software.