If we have learned anything recently, it is how PG the Trademark Office likes to keep registrations but not for this brew. After an initial refusal, the TTAB has overruled a decision and will allow the registration of the NUT SACK DOUBLE BROWN ALE trademark for beer holding that the mark is not too vulgar. Section
I guess this article can just add to the lawyers are sharks jokes…which are usually about right. A wildlife photographer has sued the movie studios behind Steve Jobs for copyright infringement over the use of a photograph of a shark which the photographer claims was used without permission. The bloodbath didn’t stop there as the ferocious litigant
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
I must admit that after some crazy legal decisions, I have contemplated about filing a motion like this this but had the good sense not to. One angry plaintiff, after not being so happy with the way a case was going, filed a motion “To F*ck the Court and Everything that it Stands for”. For a background, this plaintiff
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.
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