Jas Purewal's Blog
Hi there. I'm Jas, a London-based lawyer (with Olswang LLP) and gamer.
I write Gamer/Law (www.gamerlaw.co.uk). Gamer/Law is a blog about games and games law. We write about legal issues and developments from the perspective of both the games industry and gamers, across all platforms and covering both the real and virtual worlds.
Interactive entertainment lawyer Jas Purewal discusses the EU's decision to launch a consultation on free to play games, IAP and 'free' mobile apps - part of an ongoing rise in legal scrutiny in these areas which could have worldwide implications.
Interactive entertainment lawyer Jas Purewal explains what game trademarks are, how they work and why much of the recent sound and fury about King's "Candy" trademark application (as well as other issues involving other developers)is actually misplaced.
Games lawyer Jas Purewal talks about Facebook's plans for Facebook Credits and the huge changes it could bring to virtual currency and the games and tech which use them...
Legal battles have been (and are) integral to the development of the modern video games industry. Lawyer Jas Purewal kicks off a period series of posts looking at legal battles in the industry, starting with the Tetris saga between Nintendo and Atari...
In this post, lawyer Jas Purewal discusses Non Disclosure Agreements, one of the most frequently seen but least understood legal documents in the games industry. He looks at what NDAs are, what they do and give some tips for how to use them effectively.
Former Infinity Ward executives have launched a high-profile lawsuit against Activision for royalty payments over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Lawyer Jas Purewal discusses the lawsuit and what it means for Activision and the Modern Warfare franchise
Jas Purewal's Comments
[Blog - 01/21/2014 - 09:05]
There 's different practices in ...
There 's different practices in different parts of the world. You might occasionally see a word or logo being TM or R more than once, but that 's relatively rare. Usually there 'll be the symbol just once and then some small print wording somewhere to accompany it.
[Blog - 10/16/2010 - 02:59]
So I think your main ...
So I think your main point is that Facebook is not really the best or only candidate which we could be talking about here, right If so, definitely I agree with you and the examples you've given. My additional comments: i As I said in the post, I'm not saying ...
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[Blog - 01/12/2010 - 07:05]
Great post. I love the ...
Great post. I love the idea of a game in which, if the player ignores the bad guy/object/malevolent force for too long, it comes after HIM/HER. Or, perhaps more realistically, your allied NPCs go charging off to battle instead, or perhaps game areas become closed off to you as a ...
[Blog - 12/22/2009 - 04:57]
Hi Pallav - great post. ...
Hi Pallav - great post. I've been thinking about the Indian games market for a while being a British-Indian gamer myself , so your post was v interesting. Maybe another way of looking at this Q is: how big is your audience now How big will it be in 5 ...