Lewis Silkin’s market-leading legal team are recognised expert advisors to the computer and video games industry. Having advised in the sector since the days of the Sega Mega Drive, today we work with a diverse range of clients involved in the games industry on all platforms, including video game publishers, developers with their own IP, external development studios, IP licensors, service providers, sponsors, brands and investors.
Our particular legal expertise in the games sector includes:
• Game development, publishing, IP licensing and other B2B contracts. • EULAs, privacy notices, player policies and other B2C contracts. • IP protection, including full-service trade mark portfolio management, design and patent filings and anti-piracy and copy protection issues. • Rights advice, including music, talent and brand sponsorship. • Pre-launch IP clearance, including brands and real-world assets. • Regulatory advice, including advertising, online safety, age ratings, player data and consumer rights. • Advertising & marketing compliance. • Employment and immigration law, having one of the largest employment & immigration teams in the UK. • Corporate advice, including both sale and investment, as well as incorporation and structuring for indies and start-ups