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Technology law, internet law and brand protection.

Whether you are a start-up or an established player, we have the expertise to help you navigate the fast-changing and increasingly complex ICT Law space.

We have expertise in technology, digital, and internet law areas such as:

IT Contracts

Much of our technology-related work involves contracts of varying complexity. We review, draft, and negotiate various types of technology contracts including Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Software Licence Agreements, and Equipment Rental Agreements. We always aim to reach agreement quickly by focusing on the areas that have the most risk and importance to our clients.

Privacy and data protection

You can read our articles about what should be included in a privacy policy and also about how privacy legislation has struggled to keep up with the rise of extensive technological advances which have transformed how we collect and use personal information in New Zealand.

Protection and exploitation of intellectual property including advice on registration and safeguarding of trademarks and designs.

E-Commerce including rights and obligations of buyers and sellers and obligations relating to harmful digital communications, electronic transactions, fair trading, and other relevant internet and email marketing laws.


We advise start-up companies on the essential elements necessary to begin trading. This often involves advice with company law, shareholders agreements, financing, website terms, and privacy policies.

Emerging Technologies

Our commercial lawyers take an active interest in emerging technological developments and their impact on the law in such areas as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

We also have a strong interest in blockchain technology and how the uses of blockchain technology may be used in commercial business transactions through the development of smart contracts. In the future smart contracts will have the potential to streamline, automate and simplify commercial transactions and change the way parties contract with each other


If you would like to discuss any IT, digital, or cyberlaw issues for your existing technology business, or planned start-up, please get in touch with Jeremy and our Commercial Law team who would be happy to assist. For further Commercial Law advice, get in touch with Jeremy and the Commercial Law team.
jeremy@davenportslaw.co.nz | 09 883 4420


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