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Videogame Development: A Quest for IP

Are you a videogame developer looking to level up? Learn how intellectual property (IP) can benefit your business growth and help you to succeed.

This quest will build your IP skills through five levels of videogame development, from the earliest stages, to launching the game, and beyond. In each level, you can:

  • Listen to our podcast interviews with leading gaming companies sharing their best practices
  • Gain key IP takeaways for each stage of game development through our PowerUps
  • Sign-up to get personalized IP advice from legal experts
  • Network with game developers from all over the world.

Learn from key players in the videogame development world, such as CD Projekt Red, Green Horse Games, Konami, Macula Interactive, Tencent, and Riot Games.

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Level 0. Introduction to intellectual property and videogames

Join co-hosts Micaela Mantegna and Allison Mages and PowerUp Expert Gaetano Dimita to hear an introduction to the project, the basics of IP and the videogame industry.


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Level 1. IP in the videogame concept phase

Explore differences between original and licensed content when developing a new title, and learn more about opportunities in cross-media expansion with Jan Rosner, VP of Business Development at CD Projekt Red.

To learn more, watch our interview with Mr. Hiroshi Tanibuchi, Executive Director, Labo 2, Konami Digital Entertainment.


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Video: interview with CD Projekt Red

Level 2. IP in the videogame development phase

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?


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Level 3. IP in the videogame launch phase

Dive into the process of launching a game with Yen 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.


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Level 4. IP during videogame investments and acquisitions phase

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 Games.


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Level 5. IP in esports

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 Games.


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Meet the experts

This project benefits videogame developers particularly from Central European and Baltic States, Asia and Pacific, as well as Latin America. Meet our podcast hosts and your local IP Clinic on Videogames experts.

Allison Mages
Head of Commercialization Section at WIPO, Podcast Host
Micaela Mantegna
Video game scholar at the Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University, TED Fellow, Podcast Co-Host
Gaetano Dimita
Senior Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London, PowerUp Expert
Jorge Andrés Bedoya
Partner at IE Law / Bedoya & Visb, IP Advice on Videogames Expert
Jose Manuel Muniz
Partner at Asesorías Legales Muñiz & Asociados SpA, IP Advice on Videogames Expert
Melvin Pang
Director at Amica Law LLC, IP Advice on Videogames Expert
Michal Pekala
LL.M., Advocate, Partner at Rymarz Zdort Maruta, IP Advice on Videogames Expert