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Mincoffs Solicitors is ready to help you navigate the rapidly changing landscape of interactive media and the law.

The interactive media industry has exploded in recent years, with video games and other interactive media changing from a niche hobby to a household name. In the UK alone, the sector is worth more than £7bn as of 2024 with a wide range of players, from AAA publishers to solo indie productions. The industry is constantly evolving and it’s more important than ever to ensure you have a solid legal foundation.

Mincoffs Solicitors’ media and entertainment team is ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 and are not only experts in the legal issues you’ll face but also intimately familiar with the additional support those in this industry need. We are partners of UKIE, the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry, and keep up to date on industry news, new releases and the latest trends.

We’ve advised major players in the industry, including HTML5 game creators Goodboy Digital on its sale to international instant gaming company Playco, and development studio Coatsink on a licensing deal with Universal Studios LLC, resulting in the release of Jurassic World Aftermath on the Oculus platform. Other clients have also included content creators and those in the rapidly growing e-sports industry, so whatever path you are on and wherever you are in the journey, our expert team are on hand to help.

What we can do for you:

Intellectual Property: Safeguard your innovative ideas with our team advising on copyright, trade marks, patents and licensing. From registering trade marks to defending and raising oppositions, our brand protection strategies will preserve and enforce your intellectual property rights.

Contracts: We’ll help you in navigating contractual pitfalls with publishers and other parties and can also provide bespoke legal documentation for terms of use and more. Our robust development, publishing, distribution, licensing, outsourcing and platform (PC, console and mobile) agreements will ensure you’re protected.

Financing: We can help you explore innovative funding options, including crowdfunding, SEIS and EIS investments, as well as advise on the UK’s video games tax credit to fuel your growth.

Compliance: Stay ahead of the curve with our comprehensive knowledge on compliance, including data protection, GDPR, age ratings, crowdfunding and consumer rights. From EULAs, website terms, virtual currencies, prize competitions and loot boxes, we can help you ensure you don’t fall foul of these complex areas of law.

Employment and Disputes: Develop fair and comprehensive employment, consultancy and work-for-hire arrangements for the team working on your games. Should issues arise, we will help you resolve conflicts efficiently and effectively with our skilled negotiation and litigation services.

Antony  Hall

Antony Hall
Partner, Head of Commercial Services

0191 212 7734
ahall@mincoffs.co.uk

The interactive media industry has exploded in recent years, with video games and other interactive media changing from a niche hobby to a household name. In the UK alone, the sector is worth more than £7bn as of 2024 with a wide range of players, from AAA publishers to solo indie productions. The industry is constantly evolving and it’s more important than ever to ensure you have a solid legal foundation.

Mincoffs Solicitors’ media and entertainment team is ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 and are not only experts in the legal issues you’ll face but also intimately familiar with the additional support those in this industry need. We are partners of UKIE, the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry, and keep up to date on industry news, new releases and the latest trends.

We’ve advised major players in the industry, including HTML5 game creators Goodboy Digital on its sale to international instant gaming company Playco, and development studio Coatsink on a licensing deal with Universal Studios LLC, resulting in the release of Jurassic World Aftermath on the Oculus platform. Other clients have also included content creators and those in the rapidly growing e-sports industry, so whatever path you are on and wherever you are in the journey, our expert team are on hand to help.

What we can do for you:

Intellectual Property: Safeguard your innovative ideas with our team advising on copyright, trade marks, patents and licensing. From registering trade marks to defending and raising oppositions, our brand protection strategies will preserve and enforce your intellectual property rights.

Contracts: We’ll help you in navigating contractual pitfalls with publishers and other parties and can also provide bespoke legal documentation for terms of use and more. Our robust development, publishing, distribution, licensing, outsourcing and platform (PC, console and mobile) agreements will ensure you’re protected.

Financing: We can help you explore innovative funding options, including crowdfunding, SEIS and EIS investments, as well as advise on the UK’s video games tax credit to fuel your growth.

Compliance: Stay ahead of the curve with our comprehensive knowledge on compliance, including data protection, GDPR, age ratings, crowdfunding and consumer rights. From EULAs, website terms, virtual currencies, prize competitions and loot boxes, we can help you ensure you don’t fall foul of these complex areas of law.

Employment and Disputes: Develop fair and comprehensive employment, consultancy and work-for-hire arrangements for the team working on your games. Should issues arise, we will help you resolve conflicts efficiently and effectively with our skilled negotiation and litigation services.

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