The confluence of technology and entertainment has been one of the fastest-growing sectors in recent years. The interactive entertainment industry is projected to continue to grow with the sustained popularity of video, tablet, mobile, casual, social, and location-based games. The Interactive Entertainment practice at K&L Gates includes an international network of more than 45 lawyers firmwide with substantial industry experience representing some of the most successful publishers, developers, and device manufacturers in the video game and interactive entertainment industry. Our multidisciplinary practice offers advice on console games, casual games, online and social games, mobile applications, social media applications, mobile and location based games, augmented reality, and virtual worlds. Our lawyers provide a multidisciplinary approach to interactive entertainment, with knowledge in intellectual property, employment and benefits, corporate, tax, litigation, privacy, anti-piracy, virtual goods, stored value systems/virtual currency, promotions and sweepstakes, loyalty programs, international strategy, and regulatory issues. K&L Gates’ interactive entertainment lawyers are uniquely qualified to advise clients on legal issues through the complete growth cycle of a company, from the inception of an idea through the exit strategy, including:
Our lawyers understand that the laws regulating this dynamic industry are constantly evolving. We retain deep industry ties to best serve our clients and keep them informed of new developments across the interactive entertainment sector and anticipate issues that they may face in the future.