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Activision Files Lawsuit Over the Rights to Use the Word “Warzone” in the Call Of Duty Series

USA - April 27 2021 On April 8, 2021, Activision Publishing, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Warzone.com LLC regarding the use of the word marks “Warzone” and “Call of Duty…

ITC Threat for Gaming Companies Grows with PTAB Discretionary Denials

USA - January 15 2021 While most patent disputes involving gaming companies are located in district courts, the ITC remains a viable option for at least some gaming…

Esports: What We Should Expect in 2021

USA - January 11 2021 The eSports ecosystem experienced transcendental growth in 2020 due at least in part to the Covid-19 pandemic, and is poised to act as a spring board…

Planning for an M&A Transaction: Key commercial terms to look-out for

USA - December 21 2020 When participating in an M&A process involving a video game company, whether you are on the sell-side or the buy-side, there are certain key terms…

The Legality of Loot Boxes: A Primer

USA - November 30 2020 Loot boxes have become a regular feature in many mainstream video games. However, while their popularity is clear amongst gamers, the legal issues…

Huya DouYu Merger is a Sign of Things to Come in Esports M&A

USA - October 27 2020 The streaming landscape has experienced its second major shakeup this year with Huya’s merger with DouYu on October 12, 2020. Huya and DouYu are…

Clash of Game Companies: Lessons learned from GREE and Supercell Dispute

USA - September 22 2020 With 6 lawsuits, 32 preliminary injunction actions, and over 20 PTAB proceedings, GREE and Supercell have been duking it out in the IP world, with…

The Rise of Esports Betting

USA - August 3 2020 During the first few months of the COVID-19 lockdown, with virtually all major sporting events cancelled, sports betting and gambling companies turned…

Players Sue Apple Over Loot Boxes

USA - June 15 2020 The allegations of gambling issues with games continues. Last week, a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple relating to games in its App Store…

The E-Sports and Gaming Industries Offer Vital Tools to Musicians in the Wake of COVID-19

USA - May 26 2020 Musicians and gamers are no strangers to each other; the two industries have been capitalizing on the crossover of their respective fan bases for…