Interactive Entertainment and Video Games

Gerard Fox Law’s Interactive Entertainment and Video Game Practice Group includes some of the most experienced lawyers in the field who have been representing clients continuously in all aspects of interactive software entertainment since the formative days of the industry in the early 1980s.  We currently represent over 50 clients worldwide ranging in size from start-ups to established and successful AAA game development studios.  These individuals and companies are at the forefront of developing and exploiting games and software apps on the latest console, computer, mobile, wireless and virtual reality hardware devices.  In addition, the Firm has a history of representing composers, sound and audio companies, and middleware, technology, and content licensors.

We provide a wide range of legal services at all levels of complexity, including acquiring and divesting properties, protecting intellectual property rights, corporate, finance and investment matters, mergers and acquisitions, labor matters, resolution of disputes and other general commercial matters. We have special expertise and experience in all aspects of the use of music in games.  We also advise on regulatory matters relating to data protection, including drafting terms of use and privacy policies and advising on matters such as COPPA compliance, the new EU data protection requirements, as well as compliance with applicable regulations throughout the world.

Many law firms seek clients in the video game industry.  It is rare to find the depth and breadth of experience in this industry available to clients at Gerard Fox Law.

Our practice includes:

  • Negotiation and Preparation of Video Game Development, Publishing, Distribution, Marketing and Finance Agreements
  • Negotiation and Preparation of Technology License Agreements
  • Music Composition and Licensing
  • Sports, Entertainment and Brand Licensing
  • Acquiring, Managing and Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Counseling on Online Data Protection, Privacy Matters and Terms of Use
  • Corporate and LLC Formation and Investment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in the Video game Industry
  • Counseling on Labor and Employment Matters

Jim Charne

Of Counsel
Los Angeles