We have written them, we love to play them and we have an
intimate understanding of the business of computer games. Whether
we are acting for a one-man developer looking to understand the
terms of an SDK or for a 100-strong development company buying in
film rights, Olswang will provide pixel-perfect advice.
We advise our clients on everything from the business-as-usual licensing-in of toolkits and MoCap actor engagements to major transactions such as M&A and securing finance or investment for their business. We are very active in helping our clients to make use of existing public funding models and work alongside both trade bodies and the Government to improve access to finance for those involved in the games industry.
We appreciate that the computer games business needs lawyers who understand how to acquire and exploit content as much as the technology which delivers it. Our cross-border team of leading media lawyers work seamlessly with our technology lawyers to provide our clients with the commercially focussed advice they need.
Our tax lawyers are able to advise on the complex establishment work regularly faced by games companies. Our IP professionals (including specialist trade mark agents and patent attorneys) work with gaming companies to protect the intellectual property in the games they create as well as the hardware and software driven innovation behind them.
We also regularly use our overseas network of offices and best friend firms to provide our clients with a truly international perspective on the legal and regulatory issues they face ranging from data protection compliance through to the implementation of digital money technology.