Our IT law clients particularly include:
- Software producers
- Software companies and software systems houses
- Data centers, computing centers and colocation centers
- Web designers and web programmers
- IT consulting companies
- IT service providers
- Backbone operators
- Hosting companies and Internet providers
Typical cases or areas of application in IT law matters:
- Information requirements for long-distance transactions
- Youth Protection Law
- Price quotations in web shops (e-commerce)
- Issue whether the Terms and Conditions of an IT company are effective
- Liability clauses and disclaimer clauses in IT contracts
- Domain Law & Cyber Law
- Copyright Law
- Trademark Law
- Privacy Law, Data Protection Law and IT security
- Online databases
- IT compliance
- Telecommunications Law
- Disputes about individual software contracts
- Disputes about employment contracts with software creators
- Disputes about contracts with software systems houses
- Disputes about contracts with data centers, computing centers or colocation centers
- Trading with used software (used software licenses)
- (Supposedly) poor or incorrect web programming
- Lease of an IT system
Legal Representation of Internet Companies and Software Producers before German Civil Courts
ZELLER & SEYFERT is a German litigation law firm whose litigating attorneys are specialized – amongst other things – in representing particularly Internet companies and software producers in all aspects of IT law before German courts. Our attorneys will enforce the contractual and statutory IT claims of your company effectively before German courts. Please just to discuss details of your IT case with our attorneys.
Legal Representation of Internet Companies and Software Producers in Summary Proceedings (Speedy Trials)
IT legal disputes are typically of particular urgency. Our litigating attorneys will guide your IT company through the process of a summary proceeding (speedy trial) before a German court. If advisable, our attorneys will instantaneously seek an injunction against the infringer of the IT rights of your company. In IT law matters as well as in particular other areas of law, ZELLER & SEYFERT’s litigation attorneys are familiar with the complexities of injunction proceedings in summary proceedings (speedy trials) before German courts from their day-to-day legal practice. Your IT company can expect a swift response from ZELLER & SEYFERT when your company contacts us with questions regarding an urgent IT law case.
If a German court has already issued a preliminary injunction against your IT company, a quick, but nevertheless well-conceived legal response by a German attorney is commonly needed to meet all pending deadlines set by the German court in your IT case. If advisable and agreed upon by your company, our attorneys will file an opposition motion against the preliminary injunction with the German court to get the court injunction quickly reversed.
Warning Letters – Legal Representation out of court
In many cases, it is recommendable to settle legal disputes between parties out of court. Typically our attorneys will first send the infringer of the IT rights of your company a warning letter and demand from him to cease and desist from its unlawful IT conduct. The IT infringer is obliged to sign for the benefit of your company a cease and desist declaration with a contractual penalty clause in it. If the IT infringer dares to violate such a signed cease and desist declaration, he is obliged to pay you a high penalty, regularly about 5,000 Euros for each future violation.
In the warning letter, our attorneys will also claim from the IT infringer damages and information on the nature and extent of the infringement on the IT rights of your company. If the IT infringer is not willing to cooperate with our attorneys, they will enforce your IT rights promptly before the responsible German court on behalf of your company.
Defending Internet Companies and Software Producers in Germany
If claims of IT legal violations have been asserted against your IT company, our attorneys will provide your IT company with swift and solid legal advice according to German IT law on how to respond to the accusations. ZELLER & SEYFERT will act promptly on behalf of your company to improve its legal situation. If your IT company has already been served with legal documents from a German court, a quick response from a German attorney is regularly required. Our firm will guide your IT company diligently through any IT-related lawsuit before German courts. Our attorneys will also check whether counterclaims against the opposite side for the benefit of your IT company are possible.
Litigation in IT law matters is our litigation attorneys’ forte. Our experienced litigators will defend your IT company expertly in all IT cases before German courts.