Video Game Licensing
Copyrighting Your Video Game
Video game licensing is an important component to the successful manufacturing, distribution and sales of video games. Copyrights are an important first step of the licensing process. A copyright gives you ownership of your video game. As the legally recognized owner of the game, you can initiate licensing contracts to distribute and sell your work. Licenses must be executed in compliance with various laws and drafted to ensure that the developer’s rights and interests are protected. Both video game companies and independent developers will need to safeguard their intellectual property through copyrights and licensing to prevent misuse of their product.
Grimes LLC can discuss how to prepare and file a copyright application with the U.S. Copyright Office. Registering your copyright establishes the validity of your copyright and makes it a public record. It is also a requirement that must be observed before any lawsuits can be filed if your rights under U.S. copyright laws have been violated. Our firm can also draft a video game licensing contract for you.
A licensing agreement will contain provisions such as:
- The duration of the licensing agreement
- How the product can be used
- Prohibitions or restrictions regarding the use of the product
- Warranties and liability clauses
- Sublicensing rights
Video Game Licensing Lawyer
Our firm has decades of experience in connection with the intellectual property and licensing issues involved in video game licensing. We service clients throughout the world and have written hundreds of articles regarding intellectual property and licensing laws.