Social Media Law
Axis Legal is the number one law firm when it comes to advising companies on risk and governance issues arising from the use of social media in business.
There are huge benefits and potential perils in using social media networks for business and marketing. Social networks make it much easier to post and disseminate information quickly and occasionally rashly. Everyone should, for example, be aware of their privacy rights and obligations, liability in defamation and responsibilities in relation to the appropriate use intellectual property (IP) rights.
We advise on the following:
- Defamation/Business Reputation: how to avoid facing defamation claims including training staff in appropriate language usage, vetting websites and publicity materials, pre-publication/pre-broadcast reviews and advising on damage control if you or your company has been the subject of defamatory or disparaging remarks that may damage your reputation, financial position or credibility in the market place.
- Intellectual Property: ensuring that your IP rights are not infringed and helping you to avoid potentially costly claims of IP infringement from third parties.
- Employee Supervision: we will assist you with updating and implementing policies regarding employees' use of social networking websites during and after normal business hours.