Presentation on IP Issues in Game Development

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Presentation on IP Issues in Game Development


Date Published: 1 October 2015




 

In 2015, Newzoo expects mobile games to generate $30.3 billion worldwide. The firm expects sales of the total worldwide gaming market to be $91.95 billion. Apple’s App Store remains by far the biggest single platform in the mobile industry, accounting for about half of the mobile games market revenues in 2014 and Google Play is a close second. IP such as trade secrets and confidentiality obligations, copyright, patents, trademarks, tradenames and domain names as well as registered designs are important when it comes to game development. With these fast growth, it is crucial to understand the IP issues in game development to avoid potential pitfalls.

 

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Stephen heads the firm’s technology, media and entertainment team and co-heads the corporate finance team. He has more than two decades of experience, acquired both in-house and in private practice.



At CNPLaw, we understand that the current rapid advances in technology are significantly disrupting the way businesses operate and forcing them to evolve to stay relevant. In this fast-changing world, our clients will need lawyers that they can rely on to help them navigate the challenges and stay ahead of the technology game.

Our technology law team constantly monitors the latest technological developments and assesses how they might impact our clients’ businesses. Our mission is to help our clients respond to and embrace these changes to enable them to thrive in this new environment.

We provide our clients with end-to-end, intuitive advice on all forms of technology and e-commerce related transactions,





The digital transformation age we live in is producing technological disruption in the areas of new media and entertainment at an unprecedented rate. Ultra-high definition, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, big data analytics, tailored content delivery and fan-centric business-models are some of the innovations presently causing huge changes to traditional models for the production, marketing, publication, dissemination and exploitation of media and content. In the face of an increasingly-demanding consumer base, businesses need to leverage these next-generation technologies to drive growth, increase stakeholder value and stay relevant.

At CNPLaw, we advise on the full lifecycle of rights acquisitioncontent developmentproductionfinancingsponsorshipdistributionlicensing and commercial exploitation of content and data, including IP protectionconfidentiality and privacy issues.





Global trade continually exposes the local market to new products and services whilst providing local businesses the opportunity to venture out to international markets. In coping with international and local competition, we can help our clients establish a strong brand image which provides their business with a powerful means of promoting and marketing their products and services. We can also help our clients safeguard their new inventions, which are inevitably vulnerable to exploitation by others when utilized or marketed.

Our services include processing applications to register trademarks, designs and patents in Singapore as well as worldwide, through our extensive network of foreign associate firms.

At CNPLaw, we offer integrated IP services to domestic and foreign clients from a variety of business sectors. Additionally, CNPLaw handles litigation of complex IP matters and, in our unwavering commitment to ensure enforcement of our clients’ rights