Tariq Sayfoo


Tariq is a solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial team based in Brighton & Hove. He specialises in Commercial agreements and Intellectual Property matters and helps businesses that are looking to protect their commercial interests and IP, as well as reduce their exposure to risk.

His experience of advising businesses that operate in varied industry sectors such as, IT services, media, telecommunications, food and beverages, healthcare and medicine, means Tariq is able to quickly grasp and advise on complex and technical legal issues.

Tariq has particular expertise in advising successful IT service providers and businesses that design and develop innovative web and mobile solutions.

Tariq’s clients

Tariq works closely with established businesses as well as start-ups.  His experience allows him to provide valuable guidance and insight to successful businesses and to advise them according to their commercial needs.  This might require him to devise a strategy for a business looking to protect its commercial assets such as its brand, its products or its inventions, or to provide early-stage assistance by preparing a binding written agreement for a client looking to formalise a new commercial relationship.

Many of Tariq’s clients have an overseas’ physical presence or simply trade internationally and also include businesses looking to expand or collaborate with others.

Experience and approach

The nature of Tariq’s work, whether it be drafting commercial terms of business, advising on potential trade mark infringement or assessing the terms of non-disclosure agreements, means Tariq has a keen eye for detail and an aptitude for identifying risks.

In terms of his approach, Tariq is committed to giving his clients guidance and advice that is commercially relevant to their circumstances, which means he devotes time to understanding their business as well as their needs.  His clients benefit from receiving tailored advice and practical solutions that are delivered in a straightforward way.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial agreements;
  • Brand protection and strategy;
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs);
  • Franchising;
  • Intellectual property disputes;
  • IT contracts;
  • Joint Ventures;
  • Sale or Licensing of IP;
  • Software licensing, including software as a service (SaaS), end user licence agreements (EULA) and trial contracts;
  • Software development, including for websites and mobile applications;
  • Terms of business (B2B and B2C), including for e-commerce businesses;
  • Website terms and conditions, privacy policy and cookie policy.

What Tariq’s clients say

“Tariq brings harmony to the sometimes cacophonous areas of a commercial dispute.”
Boutique online jewellery retailer

“This is brilliant news, thank you for getting this issue resolved.  We are truly grateful.”
Simple Vape Co.

“Thanks for all your help in making it happen.”
Children’s department store