DLA Piper is one of the most widely recognised providers of legal services in the areas of intellectual property, data protection, IT and technology law to leading businesses worldwide.


Intellectual Property and Technology

Due to the increased focus on technology, many business aspects have been digitalised. This increases the efficiency of a great number of processes and makes them less cost-intensive, while also opening the door to a multitude of new challenges and pitfalls that businesses have to consider to safeguard their business.

We advise on:

  • Trademarks, including trademark strategies, design registration and strategies, copyrights, domain names and patents
  • IP strategies
  • Anti-piracy, including customs surveillance
  • Commercial contracts, including licensing, distribution and agency agreements
  • Cyber security and hacking
  • Data protection and security, including the GDPR
  • IT agreements and strategic sourcing
  • Marketing and consumer law
  • Media, sports and gaming law
  • Franchise
  • Telecom
  • IP enforcement
  • IP contracts, including licensing, distribution, agency, franchise and non-disclosure agreements
  • e-Commerce


The digital business sector

Intellectual property and technology law is at the core of any major business transaction or strategic dispute and has become one of the most critical legal areas. This is due to globalisation, with companies continuing to expand and their need to protect technologies, brands, products, data and services around the globe thus increasing.

Therefore, we have set up an IP and technology team with nearly 500 dedicated lawyers in more than 24 countries, with particular strength in key global markets.

Recognised cross-border expertise

DLA Piper's IP and technology team is recognised worldwide by international legal directories and the corporate sector as one of the leading teams of its kind. One reason for our recognition is our ability to seamlessly combine multi-jurisdictional reach with local knowledge and experience and a commercial approach to our legal advice.

By way of example, legislation on data protection, trademarks or marketing may vary significantly from one country to the next. With DLA Piper as your advisor, you will have access to an international network of lawyers who have an in-depth understanding of the law in the jurisdiction in which you operate.

Our lawyers provide both litigation-related advice (dispute resolution) and strategic commercial advice to clients in a wide range of industry sectors. We assist clients from emerging technology and pharmaceutical businesses to reputable banks and financial institutions. Our foremost job is to help our clients achieve their objectives, regardless of the country and industry in which they do business.