Information Technologies & Intellectual Property



It is difficult to overestimate influence of innovations on our life and business landscape. Once Bill Gates said that in the future there would be just two types of companies, those that are on the Internet and those that are out of business. Therefore, IT & intellectual property (“IP”) compliance is important for all companies and is vital for modern hi-tech businesses.

IT industry is a priority for PwC Belarus. Our lawyers like general practitioners help to prevent such business “disorders” as disclosure of commercial secrets, stealing of software code, copyright infringements, claims of competitors made to ban a release of your product, disputes with employees.

PwC Belarus renders a wide range of IT and IP law services, including:

Legal services related to data protection, including:

  • developing efficient legal system of commercial secrets (know-how) protection;
  • consulting regarding legal aspects of data protection;
  • consulting on issues related to gathering, processing and transfer of personal data.

Consulting on e-commerce issues,
including:

  • regulation of particular areas of e-commerce such as computer games, Internet stores, online media, advertising on the Internet, telecommunication services, development of computer software, mobile apps;
  • legal aspects of working with electronic documents and digital signatures, including formalisation of primary accounting documents in electronic form;
  • legal aspects of operations with electronic money.

Turn-key support in registration as a High-Tech Park resident

Contractual support in transactions with Intellectual Property items:

  • consulting regarding conclusion and execution of license agreements (including open source licenses), franchise agreements, software development contracts, agreements on transfer (alienation) of exclusive rights to IP items;
  • consulting on customs aspects of transactions with IP items;
  • legal due diligence of IP rights, clearance of IP rights.

Protection of Intellectual Property rights,
including:

  • development of efficient strategy for IP rights protection (patents, trademarks, domain names, software);
  • consulting on due formalisation of IP rights to works made for hire and mitigation of possible risks for employer;
  • assistance in registration of computer programs with Belarusian National Centre of Intellectual Property.

Contact us

PricewaterhouseCoopers FLLC

, PwC Belarus

Tel: +375 17 335 40 00

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