With the Sony LET’S PLAY trademark behind us, the internet took a sigh of relief that all was right in intellectual property land again. However, not even a week later, the pitchforks are back out. This time, The Fine Bros. (popular YouTube channel) are in hot water for registering a trademark for the word REACT
Nearly daily, I get an email from some well-intentioned reader sounding the alarm over a recent trademark filing. “Can you believe so-and-so company tried to trademark THIS?!” Ninety-nine percent of the time, it’s a misunderstanding of trademark law in general, and as such I usually just give them an “it’s not as bad as
What Every Game Studio or Hobbyist Needs to Know – Told Without Legalese By Ryan Morrison From The Law Offices of Ryan P. Morrison, P.C. email@example.com 212-858-9596 A Monthly Book Series to be Released as a Free E-Book Upon Completion TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1: Don’t Let the
Who owns the games that we play? The answer may seem obvious, but it isn’t. The question of whether video games are sold or licensed to purchasers has simmered atop the surface of the games industry for years. In the beginning the issue felt semantic: Buyers had not yet been playing games for long enough
You’ve probably seen by now that Hatred has been pulled by Steam. In what shouldn’t be much a surprise, a game trying to cross the line, well, crossed the line. In Hatred you play a serial killer trying to commit suicide by homicide in the most gruesome and graphic scenes that have ever been seen
What Every Game Studio or Hobbyist Needs to Know – Told Without Legalese By Ryan Morrison Part 1: Don’t Let the Legal World Intimidate You It’s a sign of a hack writer if they start a story with, “imagine if you will.” That said, imagine if you will, you
For those of you who don’t know me, I am Ryan Morrison, or “VideoGameAttorney” on Reddit. I have spent countless hours over in the gamedev subreddit helping the gaming community get informed and know their rights. As such, when I see one of “the little guys” trampled on, it really makes me lose my temper.
Check out my article on False Advertising in the gaming industry by clicking here!
Check out my article on Law Technology Today here: http://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2014/07/whats-video-game-lawyer-can-become-one/
This is the first in a bi-weekly-ish series for Gamefront.com. Enjoy! http://www.gamefront.com/king-candys-attempt-at-crushing-the-saga-trademark/