Esports & Video Games

Informative Notice: USCIS Increases Filing Fees for Visas As of April 1, 2024

Informative Notice: As of April 1, 2024, the USCIS Increases Filing Fees for Visas By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC In light of the announced changes, the USCIS formally increased the filing fees associated with certain U.S. visa applications. In particular, as of February 26, 2024, […]
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Some Tips for Game Developer and Game Publisher Licenses

Tips for Game Developer and Game Publisher Licensing Agreements By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Once a game developer protects the unique elements of its title with the appropriate intellectual property law protections such as copyrights and trademarks, the developer must then be aware of how its protected intellectual property (“IP”) can be licensed, sold, or […]
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What are DMCA Takedown Notices and Takedown Counter-Notices?

What are DMCA Takedown Notices and Takedown Counter-Notices?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. What is the DMCA? The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was passed by U.S. Congress to combat copyright infringement in today’s digital content age. This law applied existing United States copyright law to digital mediums and content distributors as well as created a […]
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Consider these legal angles before forming a streaming organization

Consider these legal angles before forming a streaming organizationBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The emergence of One True King (aka OTK) has evolved the traditional esports business model, from through the organization’s deal with WePlay Esports, its partnership with a game developer, and the team’s organizational partnerships and activations with brands such as Mountain Dew and Chipotle. OTK is an […]
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NIL rights provide clear path for college esports pros

NIL rights provide clear path for college esports prosBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The NCAA’s recent policy shift on a student athletes earning income and profiting off their “name, image and likeness” (NIL) while competing for a university has provided further clarity for current and aspiring pro gamers and content creators contemplating college esports. This change […]
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