Legal Counsel

Information Technology, Data Protection & Intellectual Property

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Legal Counsel

Information Technology, Data Protection & Intellectual Property

Expertise

Brian is a highly knowledgeable, commercial and practical lawyer in all matters relating to information technology, data protection, intellectual property, interactive entertainment and commercial law. He has worked extensively on technology contracts and outsourcing arrangements, as well as the more traditional development, publishing and licensing arrangements and advised extensively on data protection related matters.

Brian also is an expert in the field of interactive entertainment, having been formerly Head of Legal Affairs at Virgin Interactive Entertainment, as well as Acting Head of Legal at Computer Artworks Limited and Acting Group Legal Manager at Sega Europe.  Brian has also worked extensively with charities and was formally IT Counsel at NSPCC.

Brian Advises

  • Software development and publishing agreements
  • System supply, support and maintenance agreements
  • Website and e-commerce terms and conditions
  • SaaS agreements
  • Trade marks, copyright and design rights
  • Distribution agreements
  • Franchising agreements
  • Framework agreements
  • Warehousing agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Standard terms of trade
  • Customer agreements
  • Affiliate commissioning sharing agreements

Experience Highlights

  • Outsourcing agreements for debt recovery, call centre and customer services, software provision and technical support
  • Advising a major producer of bicycles on international data protection issues affecting its business
  • Advising on franchising terms for a well-known charity
  • Advising on a top six accountancy firm on the terms of a platform agreement for the bundling and distribution of financial data
  • Advising on IP/IT due diligence on sale and purchase of various public houses for a well-known brewer

Publications

Career History

Previous Law firms

  • Laytons LLP, Partner, 2019-2020
  • Cripps LLP, Partner, 2018-2019
  • Stone King LLP, Partner, 2012-2018
  • Davenport Lyons, Partner, 2002-2009
  • Sheridans, Partner, 1999-2000
  • GSC, Partner, 1994-1999

Memberships

  • Society of Computers & Law

Education

  • University of Cambridge

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com