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.
In this episode of the Legal Moves podcast, I discuss a number of game-related legal issues with game developer and nerdcore bassist, Brandon Patton. We talk about his new game Super PACS! (now on Kickstarter), marketing the game and some of the issues related to putting parody artwork in a game.
In this post, game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at a recent Kickstarter trademark dispute over the name “Steamcraft” and gives some tips for game creators.
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck discusses some of the bad things that can happen if you don’t do a proper trademark search before publishing your game.
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at some of the options that a successful game developer has when facing trademark infringement and copycat game clones.
California lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the latest news from the USPTO – certain trademark registration fees have been reduced.
Confused about trademarks and trademark infringement? I’ve got a new guest post up on Stonemaier Games’ Kickstarter Lessons blog – check it out!