Are you involved as a producer, graphic artist, programmer, game designer, author or in some other way in the development of a computer game and do you need legal advice within the scope of your activity? Are you a developer studio and require assistance in designing your contracts? Do you wish to exploit your game within the scope of a trans-media or cross-media project and would you like to have security with respect to the legal particulars for the respective exploitation form? As a start up company, do you need assistance in planning and implementing a crowdfunding campaign? Or are you a rights holder and have been made aware of unauthorized use?
What we offer
The development of a computer game is usually highly complex and requires the cooperation of various specialists. In the process, the individual participants may acquire copyright-protected rights. Exploitation cannot occur without a comprehensive acquiring of all of the relevant usage rights. We can support creative minds, studios, and other participants by providing advice within the scope of story development, security, and clarification of underlying rights to be acquired (story, bible, set of rules, personality rights, image rights, music rights, etc.), in contract negotiations with users, and in handling negotiations and the design of corresponding contracts. We can also provide advice with financing, such as within the scope of crowdfunding campaigns (e.g. Kickstarter, Startnext, Indiegogo) or crowdinvesting projects. We will support you in a 360° exploitation of your IP, etc., in all online, telecommunications, and classic media.
In the event of disputes and legal violations, we will handle the tracking of contract infringements and will fight the violations of copyright or other rights by means of an official warning, in proceedings for a temporary injunction, or complaint proceedings. With our highly specialized team comprising specialized attorneys for copyright and media law, IT law, and commercial legal protection, and our extensive practical experience, we are always in a position to practically advise you in all questions relevant to this varied legal area.
Scope of service
- Consulting in connection with legal security, rights clearance, acquiring and assigning rights
- Creating and reviewing contracts
- Consulting within the scope of financing
- Consulting regarding compensation and distribution of revenues
- Creating, designing, and negotiating legally secure licensing agreements
- Consulting with respect to the exploitation options and the strategic procedure
- Out-of-court representation in warning notice proceedings
- Representation before all district and regional courts in Germany in the course of temporary injunction proceedings and in regular complaint proceedings, among other things
- Enforcement of rights to the full extent
We normally offer our services to you calculated according to the time spent at a suitable hourly rate. We believe that cost transparency and cost reliability obviously form the basis of successful cooperation. We will be happy to provide you with an estimate of the expected costs and the cost risk before taking the job.