Lunch & Learn: Intellectual Property Transfers in the Video Game Industry

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GamePlay Space / L'Espace Ludique

1435 St Alexandre

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Montreal, QC H3A 2G4

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Doors/Lunch: 12:00 // Talk: 12:30 // Q&A: 1:30 // End: 2:00

Lunch will be provided. *** Please DO NOT arrive early. ***


Own What you Say you Own: Intellectual Property Transfers in the Video Game Industry

La présentation se tiendra en anglais, mais les invités sont priés de poser leurs questions dans la langue officielle de leur choix.

In the gaming industry, IP doesn’t just protect the product – it *is* the product. This makes it crucial for both publishers and developers to ensure that at the end of the day, they actually own the IP that they’ve always thought they owned. To help achieve that objective, this presentation covers the IP flows for a typical development studio, including inflows from freelancers and staff and outflows involving publishers, as well as the special case of third-party licenses. For each step in the process, it outlines common pitfalls and missed opportunities, and gives concrete advice on how to secure gaming-related IP.

Places are limited, please you MUST RSVP in order to attend!




Michael Shortt is an intellectual property lawyer and trademark agent with Fasken Martineau’s Montreal office. He specializes in videogame-related IP and business law, and is the chair of Fasken’s videogame industry group. He drafts contracts, registers trademarks and has argued cases everywhere from the Copyright Board to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Fasken is a national Canadian law firm with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver. It is a full-service firm, offering legal services from litigation to business law to trademark registration, and to studios and publishers of all sizes.


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GamePlay Space / L'Espace Ludique

1435 St Alexandre

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Montreal, QC H3A 2G4

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