The Game Lawyer Blog

Don’t get screwed by a publishing agreement – my post on GI.biz

Indie devs – are you wary of entering into a deal with a big publisher? Good. You should be. There are a number of ways that you can be screwed over in a publishing deal if you just sign the contract they send you. Those contracts are generally pretty one-sided, or leave out crucial details whose absence can make your game dev life very, very difficult. Lucky for you, I’ve…

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How to check if something is trademarked

Trademarks are an extremely important part of any business’s intellectual property strategy. As part of your trademark game plan, a proper clearance search to check if something is already trademarked and avoid conflicts is one of the first steps to take.

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How to get something trademarked?

As a trademark attorney, clients ask me all the time about the trademark process and how they can get something trademarked. In this article, I’ll discuss the main steps and why you should probably hire a lawyer to help you.

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Indie dev publishing agreements – what to watch out for

Are you an indie dev who is thinking about signing an agreement with a publisher? I teamed up with Black Shell Media’s Raghav Mathur recently to discuss some important things to watch out for in these publishing agreements. There are a lot of big pitfalls that could seriously impact your ability to make money from the deal or your control over the IP. The five issues we discuss are: Unreasonable…

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