Everything about IP in gaming in one place!

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decided to talk to eminent experts from the gaming industry, and has prepared several podcast episodes about IP in gaming!

Certainly, the video game industry also emerged as an important area when talking about intellectual property. That’s why WIPO prepared the Videogame Development: A Quest for IP program, with podcasts meant for videogame developers on how intellectual property can help the growth and success of their studios.

The program was conceived through five levels of game development: from the beginning to the publication of the game, through monitoring its life when you release it “into the world”. Each level is a podcast interview with an expert, and for those suffering from a chronic lack of time, each episode is accompanied by a downloadable PDF of key IP takeaways.

By now you’ve had the opportunity to pass the tutorial and first level. As part of the first level, you can hear Jan Rosner, VP of Business Development at CD Projekt Red, talk about intellectual property in the concept development phase. And here’s what else WIPO is preparing for us:

1) Level 2: IP in the videogame development phase. Paula Vera, Director of Macula Interactive, will talk about how IP affects decisions related to architecture, historical details, and characters in video games. (as of April 18)

2) Level 3: IP in the videogame launch phase. Yen Perng, Senior Legal Counsel at Tencent, will show how to deal with IP on a global scale and how to build an eye-catching brand. (as of May 2)

3) Level 4: IP during videogame investments and acquisitions phase. George Lemnaro, Founder of Green Horse Games, will talk about recent transactions in the European video game industry. (as of May 16)

4) Level 5: IP in esports. Graham Ashton, External Affairs Manager for esports at Riot Games, will demonstrate how the various elements of IP contribute to the success of eSports. (as of May 30)

If you are interested in this topic, you can join the LinkedIn community to network and keep up with other online events related to gaming intellectual property.

* WIPO is a global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. It is a self-financing agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states. Their mission is to lead the development of a balanced and efficient international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.