WIPOD – Make IP Your Business

Intellectual property (IP) is for every business – but how can you make the most out of it? Hear from business experts, entrepreneurs and industry professionals, and get inspired.

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Episode 5 – Videogame Development: A Quest for IP – “New Frontiers: IP in esports”

May 31, 2023 - Dive into the incredible world of esports and how so many different IP elements contribute to its success, together with Graham Ashton, External Affairs Manager for esports in the EMEA region at Riot GamesRead transcript.

Episode 4 – Videogame Development: A Quest for IP – “A Game of Synergies: IP in Investment and Acquisitions”

May 16, 2023 - Hear more about the role of IP during acquisitions and investment, and talk about one of the recent transactions in the European gaming industry together with George Lemnaru, Founder of Green Horse GamesRead transcript.

Episode 3 – Videogame Development: A Quest for IP – "Ready, Set, Go: IP Before Launch"

May 2, 2023 - Dive into the process of launching a game with Yan Perng, Senior Legal Counsel at Tencent. Learn more about managing IP at a global scale, and building videogame brands that get the attention of the market. Read transcript.

Episode 2 – Videogame Development: A Quest for IP – "History and Architecture in Games: Bringing the Past to Life"

April 18, 2023 - Explore the challenges of creating a new world within a videogame together with Paola Vera, Director of Macula Interactive. From creating an architectural experience, to providing historical details and characters, how does IP affect these decisions? Read transcript.

Episode 1 – Videogame Development: A Quest for IP – "Translating Creative Works into Videogames"

March 28, 2023 - How can original and licensed content be used in the development of a videogame? What are the implications of translating existing creative works and concepts into pixels on a screen? In the second episode of the “Videogame Development: A Quest for IP” series, Jan Rosner, VP of Business Development at CD PROJEKT RED, explains how his video game studio uses original and third-party content, and what intellectual property issues developers need to pay attention to when creating digital content or licensing third-party content for their games. Read transcript.

Episode 0 – Videogame Development: A Quest for IP – "Videogames and IP: A Perfect Match?"

March 20, 2023 - Intellectual property is everywhere in videogames. Join co-hosts Allison Mages, Head of WIPO’s IP Commercialization Section, and Micaela Mantegna, lawyer and scholar at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and special guest Gaetano Dimita, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the Queen Mary University of London, as they explain why everyone working in the videogame industry needs to connect with IP and preview “Videogame Development: A Quest for IP”, the inaugural series of “Make IP Your Business” podcast. Read transcript.

Disclaimer – The views expressed in WIPO podcasts are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Secretariat of the World Intellectual Property Organization or any of its member states.