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Games & Interactive Entertainment

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Companies in the Games and Interactive Entertainment industry often differ from companies in other industries in their business models and in their cultures. To establish a productive and ultimately successful working partnership with these innovative companies, it is important that legal counsel understand the subtleties of the industry as well as its business goals and values.

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We represent clients in 41 countries around the globe, providing the core legal services businesses need to succeed.

Our attorneys have an extensive and nuanced understanding of this rapidly-evolving industry, and consequently have the tools to properly serve their clients regarding development and publishing, provision of services, technology and content.

Experience Counts

Our seasoned attorneys have broad experience counseling companies in the games and interactive entertainment industry, and have also frequently advised non-game companies that incorporate rewards-based or other “gamification” features into their products, including companies engaged in the following:

  • Mobile Games
  • Social Network other Online Games
  • Console Games
  • PC/Mac Games
  • Online Simulators
  • Educational and Health-Related Games

Our attorneys include the founder of the New England Games Special Interest Group of the MIT Enterprise Forum and the former director of licensing and strategic alliances for the then- largest educational game company in the world. Our attorneys have negotiated agreements with Nintendo, Vivendi Universal Group, Time Warner Interactive, Sony Online Entertainment, Linden Lab, Electronic Arts, NCSoft, Ubisoft, THQ, and CCP.

Legal Services to Games & Interactive Entertainment Companies

We regularly assist clients by providing these and other legal services:

  • Structuring, drafting and negotiation of all forms of agreements relating to interactive entertainment, including:

→ Developer-publisher agreements

→ Distribution agreements

→ Affiliate label agreements

→ Promotion and endorsement agreements

→ Non-disclosure agreements

→ Middleware license agreements

→ Service agreements

 Website terms of use, authorized usage agreements and privacy policies

  • Trademark protection
  • Copyright protection
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) analysis
  • Defamation and right of publicity advice
  • Content and advertising review
  • Contest and sweepstakes review
  • Entity formation and general corporate matters
  • Venture capital, angel and debt financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax planning
  • Employment and independent contractor matters, including drafting and review of non-compete and IP assignment agreements
  • Equity incentive and revenue sharing arrangements
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