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Ecommerce Industry

Ecommerce Law

Our Ecommerce industry experienced lawyers help Ecommerce companies navigate the legal landscape and proactively advise on unique legal issues faced by the Ecommerce industry. 

Common legal issues faced by Ecommerce companies include:

  • negotiating deals with software and web developers;

  • protecting rights in web designs, look and feel, brands and logos and other proprietary content;

  • trademark registrations;

  • issues related to international transactions;

  • use of images on the web site;

  • content creation agreements;

  • ecommerce issues and online sales;

  • social media aspects and user content;

  • knockoff products sold by others;

  • Apple and Android Store agreements;

  • GDPR and other privacy law compliance;

  • creating entities and raising capital;

  • enforcement of copyrights and other intellectual property rights against infringers;

  • hiring contractors and employees;

  • web terms of use and terms of sale;

  • domain-name registration and transactions;

  • deals with advertisers and co-marketers;

  • data hosting agreements;

  • issues with metatags, keywords and Google® AdWords®; and

  • ICANN proceedings (including those under the UDRP).

Ecommerce companies face similar legal issues as businesses in the Retail, Software, TechnologyBlockchain TechnologyCybersecurity, and Digital Arts industries.   Read those pages for additional information regarding the legal solutions our industry teams provide.  

Legal Solutions for the Ecommerce Industry

Clients in the Ecommerce industry receive the full range of the firm’s services: litigation, intellectual property, and transactional. 

Our Ecommerce industry legal team is experienced in protecting copyrights in various web site elements such as software, wireframes, characters, features and icons, as well as other audio and visual creative content.  Our teams also protects ecommerce domains and trademarks via trademark registration in the US and international jurisdictions. We also handle patent registration for ecommerce software and related technology.  

Additional ecommerce services include DMCA compliance; ICANN proceedings (including those under the UDRP) to enforce domain ownership rights against infringers and cybersquatters; drafting employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, affiliate marketing agreements, NDAs, website and data hosting agreements, and founder agreements to protect intellectual property rights and ensure they are owned by the company.   drafting website terms of use and privacy policies compliant with data privacy laws; and drafting web development agreementsand software development agreements. We also assist ecommerce companies and founders with entity formation and strategy, including capital and financing strategies.  

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