Jenner & Block Partner David R. Singer was recently featured in a lengthy Inside Counsel article that discusses what video game creators should understand about the law that protects their investment against copycat game developers. Having their games cloned, or being accused of cloning games, is a growing threat for game developers. Understanding what protections intellectual property (IP) law provides early in the game-developing process can help developers avoid costly lawsuits. In the article, Mr. Singer alerts game developers to the limitations of IP law, offering tips on how to work around the limitations and advising video game creators on what they need to be able to show in order to prove trade dress infringement should they face the threat of a copycat.
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