Don't Knock it Off! IP Issues for Game Developers


Technological advancements and the explosion of the gaming industry from eSports to mobile games to AR/VR has created nearly unlimited opportunities for game developers to bring their visions to fruition and reach millions of people, however not without potential roadblocks – knockoffs are a major problem and companies need to understand how to deal with both shameless copying of their hit games – and ensuring their own games don’t infringe others’ rights. Join us as the go-to games industry litigator Jennifer Kelly goes on a speedrun through the key IP issues all developers and publishers should know, including key copyright, trademark and right of publicity considerations for both sides of the table.

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Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
Online: Slides