Professional Video Game Law

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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Interview: Gamers Change Lives Podcast – Playing by the Rules: How Legal Expertise Shapes Esports Success

August 19, 2023 – New York, NY – The Gamers Change Lives Podcast hosted by Tom Leonard interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The content piece focused on Justin’s background and past work experience in the entertainment, esports and video game space. The podcast also explored some esports legal matters such as contract negotiation, proper visa […]
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Interview: FTW with Imad Khan – Overwatch League vs. Activision Blizzard (Dot Esports)

January 25, 2023 – New York, NY – FTW with Imad Khan on Dot Esports interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The podcast centered on the current Overwatch League (OWL) vs. Activision-Blizzard dispute related to esports league franchise fees. He discussed the potential legal issues related to the on-going dispute, including potential jurisdictional and contract provision […]
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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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