Why Every Professional Gamer Needs a Team (of Professionals)

Esports Law: Why Every Professional Gamer Needs a Team of ProfessionalsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Similar to other talent based industries, including music, television, and sports; professional video game competitors participating in organized esports should have a “team” of competent professionals around them to advise them and to consult with. While this may seem straightforward […]

Esports Law: A Look At Tax Considerations For Professional Gamers

Esports Tax and Professional Video Game Law: A Look At Tax Considerations For Professional GamersBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Jason Feingertz, CPA, Esq. The esports revolution continues as professional video-gaming continues to expand throughout the globe. As with most professions, professional video game participants, sometimes referred to as a “gamer,” are subject to taxes […]

Business and Legal Considerations for Professional Esports Organizations and Teams

Esports Law: Business and Legal Considerations for Professional Esports Organizations and TeamsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Many new esports teams and organizations have joined the competitive circuit in the past 12 months. This is due to the continued global development of esports business as well as its expansion into newly created games and into existing […]

What is Esports Law? What is an Esports Lawyer?

What is Esports Law? What is an Esports Lawyer?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Esports has become a new buzz word among industry professionals and the masses alike. “Esports” refers to “electronic sports” and is the world of professional competitive gaming. It usually involves an individual or a team competing against others in an organized league […]

Trademark Protection of An Esports Team and Organization’s Name and Logo

Some Steps For Proper Protection of An Esports Team, Organization or Franchise Name and LogoBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the rising global esports market and the substantial investments received by some esports organizations and teams, it is crucial for these entities to properly protect and maintain their team name. An esports organization’s name is typically […]

Some Tips For Twitch Streaming By Celebrity Influencers

Some Tips For Twitch Streaming By Celebrity Influencers – Musicians, Athletes and Other “Influencers”By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With today’s current events, there has been a shift of musicians, professional athletes from a variety of sports as well as other celebrity influencers engaging with their fans by creating and distributing original content through live streaming […]

An Introduction to NFTs in the Esports and Gaming Worlds

NFT Law: An Introduction to NFTs in the Esports and Video Gaming WorldsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today’s entertainment, sports, art, esports and gaming industries are buzzing about NFTs or “non-fungible tokens.” This includes musicians earning millions of dollars through releasing their own NFTs, professional athletes launching their own NFT companies, and the trending NBA […]

Social Media Disclosures for Influencers

Paid Endorsements and Social Media Posts: Social Media Disclosures for InfluencersBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today’s entertainment, sports, music, and gaming worlds are dominated by the rise of influential celebrities and personalities commonly referred to as “influencers.” Many of these influencers operate in the physical space as well as within the digital metaverse and social […]

Protect Your Gamer-Tag: Professional Gamers, Streamers and Content Creators

Esports Law – Professional Gamers, Streamers and Content Creators: Protect Your Gamer-TagBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Professional gamers and gaming “influencers,” including streamers and content creators such as those on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Facebook Gaming or Tik Tok, may protect their in-game name known as a “gamer-tag” as well as their unique logo design. To […]