Computer Law

Our computer law practice encompasses a plethora of legal issues implicated by various aspects of online events and activities, including Social Networking and e-commerce. Clients are encouraged to established a strong online presence via judiciously selected domain names and creation of a distinctive website. Associated intellectual property rights are safeguarded by perfecting any and all implicated copyrights and trademark rights. Resolution of domain name conflicts attributable to cybersquatting and/or infringement of trademark rights due to unauthorized linking or keyword exploitation is sought through expeditious and cost-effective protocols such as ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)-sponsored electronic arbitration via its standard protocol: Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.

As clients’ business relationships are being formed and developed, we engage is preparing and negotiating system development contracts, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, license agreements, and company employees’ computer use and online access policies and associated protocols that comply with strict privacy and security requirements under state law, e.g., the Texas Business and Commerce Code, and with protected healthcare information under federal law, e.g., HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).