Why internet business lawyers are beneficial to business development
Online spending via ecommerce websites in the UK is estimated to increase further over the coming years. As retailers embrace the online platform and consumers develop trust in online shopping, it is becoming vital for businesses to have a fully functional website. Before you launch a website, website owners should seek legal advice from internet business lawyers so as not to breach any laws, whilst also protecting their own interests.
Legal advice for businesses setting up an ecommerce website
It is possible to set up a website and, within days, be selling products. With increasing affordable platforms available, before you begin trading, it is important for you to seek advice from internet business lawyers who will help you to carefully consider and manage specific legal factors such as:
#1 Setting up the business
It is important to establish what business name the website is going to trade under
#2 Development of the website
You need to agree on who will actually build the website, and consequently who will own the development and design rights of the website.
#3 The content of the website
You must ensure that none of the content on your website (text, images, video or other software) violates license agreements.
#4 Check the terms and conditions of using the website
It is essential to comply with the terms and conditions of website use.
How our internet business lawyers can help you
Specific regulations relating directly to the sale of online goods, such as the Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002 and the Consumer Protection Regulations 2000 (amended 2005) or ‘Distance Selling Regulations, are to be considered in addition to the above. There are many other factors to consider, which is why it is vital to seek professional legal advice from internet business lawyers such as boutique law firm Pinder Reaux.
To find out more information about how Pinder Reaux can help you set up your business online, call 020 8252 7373 for a free consultation today.