For the past eight years, we have specialized in brand protection strategies for video game companies, including those that make games like Solforge, Flow Free, and Bonza Word Puzzle, and we also serve as a general advising attorney to them. For larger game companies and publishers, like Rovio, we perform more targeted legal work such as applying for trademarks and copyrights, enforcing intellectual property, and drafting privacy policies and terms of use.

 

Before law school, Stephen was a competitive gamer. He was ranked number one in the world at two different games, traveled around the world competing in numerous tournaments and world championships, and funded his tuition at an Ivy league school with the winnings. Stephen is also a member of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and The Video Game Bar Association, an invitation-only group for the most elite attorneys in the video game industry.

 

Below are several in-depth articles we have written to help videogame companies understand everything they should know about intellectual property and brand protection.

Video Game Patent

Do I need patents for my video game?

The patent process is complicated, expensive, and not for every game company. Design patents can protect your UX/UI. The fastest growing segment of design patent filings is in the UX/UI space. If you’re serious about protecting your video game and your user experience, you need to think carefully...

Five Reasons to Trademark Your Videogame Today

As easy as it has become to create and distribute your own unique game, it is even easier for someone to copy your game and profit off of your hard work. Because of this, it is more important now than ever to trademark your videogame...