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Digital gaming

We have a strong association with the digital gaming and interactive entertainment industry being at the very heart of Silicon Spa, a sector which contributes over £2.5bn to the UK economy.

In 2014 the digital sales of games are bigger than the combined digital sales of video and music and the global digital games market is expected to grow to nearly $103bn by 2017.

Warwickshire has a strong and thriving digital gaming sector which currently employs around 13% of the UK's gaming employees and is the third largest gaming hub in the UK after London and Dundee so we are ideally placed to advise local gaming businesses on all their legal needs.

"Specialises in branding, domain name and trade mark litigation, with noted expertise in the music, photography and computer software sectors"

Chambers UK

Who we help

We advise clients across all areas of the games industry including:

  • developers, from micro start-ups to games studios
  • publishers
  • financiers and investors

The history of Silicon Spa

 

Case studies

August 13th, 2017 Disputes are no game

We were instructed by a gaming software developer who was in dispute with a development company in relation to deliverables on representative hardware.

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Our expertise

We are able to advise on the legal and commercial issues affecting the gaming industry including:

  • intellectual property protection and enforcement, in particular what can and cannot be protected and what to do if someone threatens your IP
  • employee share incentives often through Enterprise Management Incentives, which can help games companies to incentivise and lock-in talent in a way that recognises their cash flow limitations
  • publishing, licensing and distribution agreements
  • games finance including private equity funding
  • data protection and privacy policies
  • advertising and e-commerce regulations
  • dispute resolution
  • employment law

Recent articles

September 25th, 2019 Gaming experts reveal tricks of the trade

Gaming experts are teaching the next generation of tech professionals the tricks of the trade in the gaming industry’s h...

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August 13th, 2017 Disputes are no game

We were instructed by a gaming software developer who was in dispute with a development company in relation to deliverab...

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March 17th, 2017 A history of Silicon Spa, and the wider UK games industry

According to the UKIE (the association for UK Interactive Entertainment), approximately 31.6 million people in the UK pl...

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