Interview: “Have Game, Will Travel” (Full Sail Armada)

September 15, 2022 – New York, NY – The “Have Game, Will Travel” podcast hosted by Bennett Newsome of Full Sail Armada interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The interview focused on Justin’s past education and career history, including his work in the music, entertainment esports and video game business. He continued by discussing his career […]

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 the organization’s deal with WePlay Esports, its partnership with a game developer to the team’s organizational partnerships and activations with brands such as Mountain Dew and Chipotle. OTK is an “influencer network and media […]

Interview: Esports Research Colloquium (Esports Research Network)

August 3, 2022 – New York, NY – The Esports Research Colloquium presented by the Esports Research Network was hosted by Oliver Leis and featured Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The colloquium centered on the business and law of esports and professional video gaming and examined Justin’s past esports and video game industry work and his […]

Interview: Iron Lords Podcast

July 31, 2022 – New York, NY – The Iron Lords Podcast hosted by Lord Cognito, Lord Addict, Lord Sovereign and King David interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The interview focused on Justin’s past esports and video game industry work and career path, including exploring his previous music business and esports legal and business industry […]

Event: Entertainment & Esports Networking Event at ZeroSpace

July 19, 2022 – New York, NY – On July 14, 2022, Ford Model Esports led by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Merrill Lynch, The Gamehers, and Happy Warrior hosted an exclusive invite-only networking event at ZeroSpace in Brooklyn, New York. As the Call of Duty League Major arrived in Brooklyn, a mixture of industry professionals, […]

Panelist: Sports Business Institute’s Sports Business Career Camp 2022

June 21, 2022 – New York, NY – Justin M. Jacobson recently spoke on two panels as part of the “Sports Business Career Camp 2022” hosted by the Sports Business Institute at Fordham University. Justin participated on a panel titled “Sports Law and Agency” that explored the growth of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights […]

Lecture: CIMFest 2022 hosted by Georgia Game Developers Association

June 18, 2022 – New York, NY – Justin M. Jacobson recently lectured on “IP Law Protection and Copyright Licensing for Game Developers” as part of the 2022 Columbus Interactive Media Festival (CIMFest) hosted by the Georgia Game Developers Association. This presentation explored the various creative assets that a game developer or publisher might receive […]

Interview: Pandanomics hosted by David Chen

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June 6, 2022 – New York, NY – The Pandanomics Podcast hosted by David Chen interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The interview focused on Justin’s past entertainment industry work and career path, including exploring his previous music business and esports legal and business industry experience. He continued by discussing his current work as Manager of […]

Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision

Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision (Using New Franchise Names)By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Game developer, Activision Blizzard announced that the new teams in its “Overwatch League” will be compromised of newly established teams with the league owning the rights to these created teams. This new move has wide-spread impact, […]

What Makes Gamer-Tags and Esports Team Names Such Valuable Trademarks?

Esports Law: What Makes Gamer-Tags and Esports Team Names Such Valuable Trademarks?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the rapid international expansion and increased profitability of esports, including a surge in the number of players and teams involved in the competitions, the need to properly protect one’s “brand” and its associated intellectual property grows even more […]