Gaming business is a multi-layered system of relationships between developers, publishers, distributors, marketers and gamers, and that system revolves around the game proper, a complex intellectual property object. Just as with any complex subject matter, misunderstandings happen. Our team will be happy to help your business in any dispute and, if necessary, DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
- We have successfully represented developers and other right holders in litigation around copyright, neighbouring rights, patent rights, and brand identity rights protection.
EXAMPLES OF OUR EXPERIENCE:
- In late 2017 we assisted Cosmodrome, the makers of a popular board game called «Imaginarium», in a court battle with Asmodee Group, the French manufacturer behind the legendary board game «Dixit». Asmodee Group filed a lawsuit alleging unfair competition on Cosmodrome’s part and pleading with the court to stop the production and sale of Imaginarium in Russia and abroad. Our team successfully fought off Asmodee Group’s claims, seeing the lawsuit completely rejected by the court. Cosmodrome retained the right to manufacture and sell Imaginarium without any restrictions.
- A software developer has filed a lawsuit in a Russian court against his former employer, an international software company, demanding to ban the use of a computer program he wrote and recovery of monetary compensation. The dispute was in relation to the program, used by the defendant in the SaaS model and placed by the company on its foreign server.