Video Game Law

The McArthur Law Firm is the premier law firm for video game studios, publishers, and tabletop game companies worldwide. A few of our several hundred game clients include: Turtle Rock Studios (Evolve, Left4Dead), Team SoloMid (Esports), Fig (game crowdfunding), Studio MDHR (Cuphead), Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight), Big Duck Games (Flow Free – mobile game with over 300 million downloads worldwide), Gun Media (Friday the 13th), Renegade Game Studios (Clank!), and Stonemaier Games (Scythe).


If your AAA development studio is looking to take their legal representation to the next level, or if your indie game company is seeking experienced legal advice for the first time, please contact us here. A few of the services we provide are:

  • Trademark, Copyright, and Patent Registrations
  • IP litigation
  • Intellectual Property Audit and Diligence
  • Publishing Agreements and Distribution Deals
  • Brand and Music Licensing Agreements
  • Terms of Use, Privacy Agreements, EU GDPR and COPPA compliance

  • General Outside Counsel Services for AAA Video Game Companies
  • Formation and Structuring of Companies
  • Venture Capital Financing Rounds – Angel to Series A
  • Esports contracts

Stephen McArthur, who provides legal services under the name “The Video Game Lawyer”, is a frequent invited speaker at games industry events such as GDC, PAX, Casual Connect, Pocket Gamer, and many other conferences.

Mr. McArthur also provides legal services, intellectual property consulting services, and educational videos about IP issues under the brand Video Game Law School.


Below are several in-depth articles that The Videogame Lawyer has written on video game law.