Video Games & Interactive Entertainment

Reed Smith has one of the most experienced and broad-based video games practices in the world, with team members throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our attorneys have worked extensively with leading game publishers, developers, technology providers and other related entities focused on this rapidly growing segment of the entertainment industry.

Our collective background in this industry includes:

Transactional. Our experience in licensing and publishing transactions in this industry has resulted in the release of more than 200 game titles across all consoles and territories.

Advertising, Promotions & Sweepstakes. Our dedicated team of attorneys allows us to stay on top of all legal actions in the fast-changing arena of advertising law, sweepstakes law, and online contests and promotions.

Privacy. Online gaming and similar social networks inherently involve the worldwide exchange and distribution of all sorts of personal and sensitive information. Our team of attorneys has substantial experience focused on the development of privacy policies, as well as compliance with privacy regulations throughout the world.

Corporate/Securities. Focused on helping clients alleviate risk and pursue new opportunities, our team of video game and interactive entertainment lawyers provides a range of services involving corporate and securities law. Our lawyers, many of whom previously worked as in-house general counsel, also understand the practical business needs of rapidly growing companies, and how to support the objectives of the investors providing capital to fuel that growth. Our lawyers often serve as outside general counsel, supporting clients from start-up throughout their development to significant market players.

Intellectual Property. Patents, trademarks and copyrights are some of the most critical elements for any interactive entertainment venture. Each serves to motivate innovators to develop new and exciting games by providing various protections for their efforts. The global protection of these rights is a key area of service that Reed Smith provides to its video game clients.

Additional Areas of Representation. The legal issues that arise in the video game and interactive entertainment industry touch numerous practice areas. Our full-service platform works in close combination with our game-specific experience so that we are uniquely positioned to assist clients in nearly every issue they may encounter. Additional areas of experience include Litigation & Dispute Resolution Issues, Financial Services, and Tax & Regulatory.