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Video Games

ESG Law is filled with devoted gamers who support the various stakeholders bringing games to life. Whether you are solo game developer, an established independent game studio with a team, a UGC creator developing branded content, or a publisher, you need trusted legal counsel who understands the various mechanisms at play during this process, common pitfalls, and how to best balance business needs against legal risk. Our services for game developers and publishers include:

  • Preparing and negotiating video game development contracts, publishing agreements, and marketing agreements.

  • Advising on and handling contracts related to intellectual property ownership, licensing, work-for-hire agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), and other common and necessary agreements for any indie or publisher.

  • Managing contracts involving crowdfunding campaigns to fund independent games.

  • Guiding independent developers and emerging publishers through entity incorporation and formation, corporate governance, and related corporate necessities.

  • Collaborating with new indie developers on how to prioritize which legal challenges to address first in a manner that is realistic to their business.

  • Creating Terms of Service (TOS) (a.k.a Terms of Use (TOU)) and End User License Agreements (EULAs).

  • Advising on privacy law matters, a very sensitive, constantly evolving, and often overlooked area with respect to indie games.

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