Some thoughts on game trademarks, King and Candy Crush

This blog (and Gamer/Law generally) represents my personal views, not that of my employer. The games press and sections of the games community has got hot under the collar (again) over trademark law.  This time around, it’s about news that King.com, maker of Candy Crush Saga and other games, is seeking to trademark ‘Candy’.  Cue lots… Continue reading Some thoughts on game trademarks, King and Candy Crush

Game cloning: recent legal developments

My employer, Osborne Clarke, held its biannual Interactive Entertainment Legal Forum (a networking event and training session for inhouse games lawyers from UK and Europe) last month.  I spoke about the difficult topic of game cloning, non-literal copying and recent legal developments regarding it.  What actually is the law about game cloning in the UK… Continue reading Game cloning: recent legal developments

Games developer fails in court claim over copying himself

You’d think the last thing a games developer should be worried about is copying his own work, right?  Wrong.  Last week, the High Court published its judgment of a claim brought by a games developer against his employer over a games concept which the developer had created when he was freelance but which later he… Continue reading Games developer fails in court claim over copying himself