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    Startups

  • Trademark

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  • Video Games

    Video Games

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

The Firm

Don't let the legal world intimidate you. We can make it much less scary.

“Why did I become a lawyer in the first place? Because someone has to look out for the people who have no one on their side.”

                                                        – Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney

In the world of entertainment, few people are walked over more than independent game studios. Your titles are stolen, your artwork copied, and if you see a slight hint at success, some big bank account bully comes and forces you out of the app store. Well, not anymore.  We here at the Law Offices of Ryan P. Morrison will make sure, not only that you are protected, but that you also understand how the law works. We offer a completely free consultation to figure out where your company is and what you need to properly move forward. Trust us, we’re video game attorneys.

We will always speak to you in plain English, without a shroud of legalese.

Trust The Law Offices of Ryan P. Morrison for matters of:

  • Start-Up Packages
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • All Things Video Games
  • Terms of Service
  • Privacy Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • Immigration
  • Corporate Formation
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Patents

 

About Us
Ryan P. Morrison

Ryan P. Morrison

Founder 917-512-9140

Having worked for both a respected law firm and a successful video game company, Ryan decided to combine both worlds by opening his own office to help the industry he loves. Ryan is licensed to practice in the state of New York.

Stephanie Gibbs

Stephanie Gibbs

Of Counsel

Stephanie is an immigration attorney who represents individuals, families, and small businesses. In a field that is client-centric like no other, Stephanie finds her passion in the extraordinary people she serves. Stephanie is admitted to practice law in NY and NJ.

Howard Eichenblatt

Howard Eichenblatt

Of Counsel

Howard handles all of our patent work and shares the belief that everyone deserves a shot at their dreams. Because of that, he is committed to aiding the firm in our goals to make legal work affordable for startups. Howard is licensed in NY and NJ.

Sungjin Joo

Sungjin Joo

Of Counsel

Sung provides legal services to start-up companies at varying stages of their development and expansion. She offers her advice to these companies not only as an attorney, but as a designer, artist, and entrepreneur. Sung is licensed to practice in NY.

Areas of Practice

From game designers to web developers, we have you covered.

  • Contracts

    We design our contracts for you, not from a template. Short, to remain less intimidating. Strong, to offer real protection unlike what you’ll find on Google.

    Contracts
  • Employment Agreements

    Who owns your code? You or the programmer? Who owns your artwork? You or the gallery? Let us help make that clear to everyone.

    Employment Agreements
  • Corporate Formation

    Take your business to the next step, and make it an actual business. Don’t be personally liable for contracts or other things that may harm you.

    Corporate Formation
  • Video Games

    From the back end to the artwork we understand game design. Now let us help you understand the relevant law.

    Video Games
  • Startups

    From the first exciting idea to securing your last important investor, let us help you on your journey as a new startup in New York.

    Startups
  • Terms of Service

    You know those things everyone just hits “okay” to? They’re important. Let us show you why.

    Terms of Service
  • Immigration

    People are coming from all over the world to join America’s growing tech industry. Let us help make sure it’s done properly.

    Immigration
  • Mobile Apps

    To an entrepreneur, mobile apps provide incredible opportunities. Prevent these opportunities from becoming liabilities.

    Mobile Apps
  • Trademarks and Copyright

    The same forces that drive innovation can be misused to threaten your intellectual property. Are you protected?

    Trademarks and Copyright

Blog

We Like to Write. Hope You Like to Read.

5Sep 2014

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Category: Uncategorized

My Response to Vubui, Mojang, and everyone who asked me to weigh in on the Wesley Wolfe situation

My Response to Vubui, Mojang, and everyone who asked me to weigh in on the Wesley Wolfe situation

Ryan Morrison

Uncategorized

For those of you who don’t know me, I am Ryan Morrison, or “VideoGameAttorney” on Reddit. I have spent countless hours over in the gamedev subreddit helping the gaming community get informed and know their rights. As such, when I see one of “the little guys” trampled on, it really makes me lose
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15Aug 2014

False Advertising in Video Games – Aliens, SimCity and Your Wallet

False Advertising in Video Games – Aliens, SimCity and Your Wallet

Uncategorized

Check out my article on False Advertising in the gaming industry by clicking here! more...

29Jul 2014

What is a Video Game Lawyer?

What is a Video Game Lawyer?

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Check out my article on Law Technology Today here: http://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2014/07/whats-video-game-lawyer-can-become-one/ more...

10Jul 2014

Bar Games: King Candy’s Trademark Attempt at Crushing The Banner Saga

Bar Games: King Candy’s Trademark Attempt at Crushing The Banner Saga

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This is the first in a bi-weekly-ish series for Gamefront.com. Enjoy!   http://www.gamefront.com/king-candys-attempt-at-crushing-the-saga-trademark/ more...

15May 2014

Copyright Starter Kit

Copyright Starter Kit

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by Sungjin Joo   When you make something, whether its art, music, code, or more...

14Mar 2014

Trademarks: The Basics

Trademarks: The Basics

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  Some of this may seem repetitive from my last article, but I wanted more...

13Feb 2014

How to File a Trademark: Advice For Those Who Can’t Afford Any

How to File a Trademark: Advice For Those Who Can’t Afford Any

Featured

So you’ve toiled away for countless hours to design a stunning new game or more...

24Jan 2014

ACTA: A Treaty by Any Other Name

ACTA: A Treaty by Any Other Name

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    Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on Legal As She Is Spoke Grab your more...

24Jan 2014

Have a Hart, EA

Have a Hart, EA

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  Ever wonder how Electronic Arts and the NCAA can make so much money more...

24Jan 2014

You Don’t Own E-nything

You Don’t Own E-nything

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    Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on Legal As She Is Spoke With news more...

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New York, NY 10106


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