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Game developers

The still evolving gaming industry is still not yet on its peak, but its growing with every passing year. While we know how much effort and creative energy it takes to create a unique video game, we are here to help you with all the intellectual property rights matters related to your game.

As the video game is a complex of variety of intellectual property rights, it can be difficult to find one a right strategy to protect all the essential aspects of your digital product. We are here to provide you with legal support in all the related legal issues such as:

Did you know that you can trademark your digital product?
Did you know that registered design protection extends to metaverse?
Did you know that you can register your copyright?
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FAQ

Yes, you should definitely consider it! We will gladly help you find out the right trademark strategy.

Yes, you can. In fact, many companies do this as there are many companies out there who are selling visualy distinctive digital products. These are for instance icons, parts of user interfaces of games or applications etc. You can also protect digital items as a trademark.

You should already have your trademarks in all relevant territories and all contracts sorted, making sure that the intellectual property in the video game is dealt with correctly. Essential trademarks for video game industry are studio name, video game name and video game logo. We also recommend registering domain name for video game name in .eu .com .us .uk and all other relevant country territories to avoid further IP issues.

If you create content in Metaverse that is similar to a copyrighted content in the physical world, then you can be held liable for infringement of the copyright.

In most cases patenting your game or some elements of it is not a best option and in most cases it is an impossible and unnecessary „challenge“. Considerable alternative can be trademark and copyright registration.

It does protect some aspects of your game, code, for example. However, it does not guarantee you „all-in-one“ protection of your game. However, you should consider also trademark, design and other types of IP protection.

Very good starting IP strategy, trademark for the game name in countries of your interest and good license agreements. However, the comprehensive answer would depend on many factors such as type of game and market scope.

As the consumers will or already do recognize your logo and connect it with your products and quality of your services, trademarking your logo is a very good option to start with. If you are not the author of the logo, then also consider obtaining license from its creator for trademarking and other business purposes.

Yes, you can. In fact, most game developers trademark their iconic game character names or even places or items which are distinctive to that game. Therefore, you should definitely try to register your game character name as trademark for related goods and services. You can also trademark your game character as 3D trademark or animation of it.

Sometimes it can be very difficult to recognize whether this conduct can be considered as intellectual property infringement. Also it is very hard to generalize what are your chances to defend your rights. It is different in every single case and it will highly depend on your current IP strategy and registrations of your IP. If you think your rights are being infringed, always consult it with IP law specialist. That can save you a lot of money and time in future.

The example of the exclusive license is that licensor (author) is giving a consent to licensee (publisher) to exclusively publish his book a certain territory. France, for instance. Author is then prohibited to give a license to someone else for the duration of this contract. Exclusive license is mostly the more rewarding one for the author also for the publisher.

On the other hand the non-exclusive license means that the author is not giving the exclusive right to publish his book to the publisher, so he can also give this license to someone third. That leaves a space for more publishers at the same market.

There are several ways of doing this properly. Some protection is granted through copyright but some elements like icons and user interface can be protected by registered design. Character graphics are protected through copyright, however, most iconic characters are commonly protected by 3D trademark.

No, you do not need to register your game in any official register. However, there are certain ways of strenghtening your position that help you prove your authorship in the future in case of dispute. These are official or private copyright registration systems. Every developer who takes his work seriously consider these options. We can help you with this, contact us anytime!

Yes, someone else may use your game name when he sales different products or offer different services. This can be, in some cases, considered as unfair competition, but you can prepare for such situation with proper IP protection strategy and by registering your game name as trademark for certain cathegories of products and services. Contact us anytime for more information.

Yes, the software is, in most countries of the world, recognized as work which can be protected by the copyright.

As the consumers will or already do recognize your logo and connect it with your game and you, trademarking your logo is a very good option to start with. If you are not the author of the logo, then also consider obtaining license from its creator for trademarking and other business purposes. Contact us anytime for more information.

This is a very difficult question to answer here, however we definitely recommend obtaining advice from IP specialist in this matter. You will surely have to make some due dilligence before the sale and also remember to use non-disclosure agreement whenever you discuss the confidential information related to your business (trade secrets, business methods, code, technology, characters, story, game engine…). Contact us anytime for more information on this.

Sometimes it can be very difficult to recognize whether this conduct can be considered as IP infringement. Also it is very hard to generalize what are your chances to defend your rights. It is different in every single case and it will highly depend on your current IP strategy and registrations of your IP. If you think your rights are being infringed, always consult it with IP law specialist. That can save you a lot of money and time in future. Contact us anytime for more information.

There is no generaly acceptable template for End user license applicable for every pc or mobile game and every country. If you find some, there is a good chance that it will not be suitable solution for your situation. Agreements and contracts are one of those items you shall discuss with your lawyer specialising in IP law.

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The age of „templates“ for Privacy policy or Data protection has passed once the new data protection legislature has been implemented in EU. Main rule of data protection policy is that the end user shall have the right to know how his or her data will be exploited. Other countries may have different legislatures, however in most cases (including EU), you shall discuss privacy policy and data protection issues with your lawyer, who can help you out and setup all the processes according to your needs.

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The good question in this case is, should you trademark your game soundtrack? In majority of cases this is not improtant as the copyright protection mostly extends to all the cases of possible infringement of your game soundtrack. However, you can consult it with your IP specialist if you feel like your sountrack is such distinctive that it can function as trademark.

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Súčet vkladov všetkých spoločníkov musí byť aspoň 5000 EUR.

Estimated price includes:

This will be the person to whom we will issue invoice by default and also the person who will be the official trademark owner, once the registration is finished.

We will make categorization for you for free.

You can choose more categories for one brand. More categories means more fees. However, most of the brands use only protection in 2 or 3 of these categories. If you need help with the selection, contact us anytime or write your brand products in the next field.

Video, sound, pattern, colour or other type of trademark.

Trademark consisting of figurative and verbal elements.

Trademark consisting of only words or/and symbols.

Trademark protection in the USA.

Trademark protection in all member states of European Union.

Trademark protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

Design is considered to have individual character if the overall impression it produces on the informed user differs from the overall impression produced on such a user by any design that has been made available to the public before the date of filing of the application for registration. You can contact us for more information.

Your design will be published in the design registry right after formal examination.

Registration may not be possible in this case. Contact us to discuss more options.

The author of the design who will be cited as author in the official registry.

You have written statement from designer that he does not want to be cited as author of the design in official design registry.

Will be displayed in the official registry of designs.

Design protection in all member states of European Union.

Design protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

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