Members of Chambers have a wide range of experience in dealing with internet law and matters of cyber security. A number of members of Chambers have worked as programmers, commercial software designers and managers of technical software development. We have experience of the following programming languages: VAX and Visual Basic, COBOL, C, C++, CSS, Fox Pro, Fortran, Z80 Assembler, Java, Ruby, Python, various 4GLs, XML, SQL and HTML and in the following networking and other protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP and FTP. We are well equipped to deal with cases in the rapidly evolving field of patentability of software, and other software related disputes.
Members are at the forefront of the development of the law relating to the internet and the maintenance of rights holders’ rights in a global market place; we were involved on both sides before the Supreme Court in the Cartier v BT et al case (requiring internet service providers to block infringing sites from their platforms). We frequently act in cases involving questions of targeted advertising and advertising by a third party platform, and possess the technical and legal aptitude to deal with cases involving some of the largest global platforms, including Google, eBay and Alibaba.
We have extensive experience in the field of domain name disputes and cyber-squatting, and continue to act in many of the leading cases of this field, for example Argos v Argos Systems (a domain name dispute).