The cross-section of technology and entertainment is one of the fastest growing industries across the globe and is projected to continue to grow with the popularity of social media, video gaming, mobile gaming and social gaming.
Our attorneys represent game development and publishing companies, start-ups, and entities providing game-related services. They have strong working relationships with some of the world’s top entertainment companies, including Code.org, Z2Live (now Z2), Distimo, Esports players, teams, and organizations, Pat Wyatt (co-founder of ArenaNet, developer of Guild Wars), Pixelgun Studio, and Olympus Games. From antipiracy enforcement and network negotiations to employment issues and entertainment marketing, Foster Pepper attorneys help clients navigate this complex, multi-tiered industry to achieve their desired results.
Gaming. Our games attorneys work with our clients on advising companies on electronic distribution of content, the relationship between developers and distributors and identifying federal and international regulatory issues affecting game clients. Our clients range from startups and emerging companies to market leaders of video games, mobile games and online games.
Esports. Foster Pepper media, entertainment and games attorneys represent players, teams, leagues, and service providers in the fast-growing world of competitive video gaming, known as Esports. Housing one of the cutting-edge practices in this emerging industry, our attorneys counsel clients on entertainment, sports, intellectual property, and gaming law issues. We have experience drafting and negotiating deals ranging from player contracts to sponsorship arrangements, and have helped resolved conflicts between some of the most prominent parties in Esports.
Virtual Currency. Our media, entertainment and games attorneys, in conjunction with our financial services attorneys, regularly speak with local and national banks, credit unions and other financial institutions about the cutting-edge issues of virtual currency and regulatory issues.