Video Games

Jackson Walker has significant experience representing and counseling clients on the various laws affecting the video game industry, such as copyright, trademark, right of publicity, patent, and the First Amendment. From traditional gaming consoles through online and mobile app platforms, our attorneys have worked with clients on proactive strategies when their software and distribution platforms and technologies develop faster than the law, a scenario that often leaves companies confused and exposed to potential liability.

Representative clients include:

  • Video game developers
  • Video game publishers
  • Video game retailers

Practice Category

  • Acquisition and clearance of content rights for video games
  • Preparation and negotiation of video game licensing and publishing agreements
  • Patent prosecution for new electronic gaming technologies
  • Litigation involving video game rights