Legal and Intellectual Property Issues Impacting Video Game Development

Thursday, May 30, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Pacific via ZOOM

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Meet the Speaker

Keith Cooper

Founding Partner

Morrison Cooper LLP

About the Program

This webinar will cover:

  • Acquisition of intellectual property (copyrighted material) through the use of licensing or content creators;
  • Understanding the legal distinction between using contractors and employees for content creation, and misclassification;
  • The use of trademarks (for branding) as distinct from copyrighted material;
  • The use and protection of copyrighted material, registration and cloning;
  • Outbound licensing deals (merchandise and creation of derivative works such as movies/streaming shows);
  • The anatomy of a developer/publishing deal - key contractual provisions, ownership/licensing and common areas of dispute.

This program is presented by the Entertainment Law section, chaired by Jeff Monahan and vice-chaired by Matthew Hobbs. The section is sponsored by Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Company. Find out more at

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