A Game app, let’s you get 2xs the reward for a $4.99 charge. No where does it say “Valid for 2 weeks only.” when making this purchase. Both location where you can purchase this extra reward do not disclose that info. When you purchase it, it clearly shows a “One-time Charge” in the App... View More
On my website I'd like to have an unrecognizable character jump up and strike a block having an item come out of the block. The motion would be similar to the Mario bros. Would this create any copyright issues with Nintendo?
Using an unrecognizable character in a video game-like scenario, where the character jumps and hits a block to release an item, may still raise potential copyright issues with Nintendo or other video game companies. While the character itself may not be recognizable as a specific copyrighted...View More
You can You can file a trademark application with the USPTO. It is best to first work with a trademark attorney or filing service for them to walk you through the process and to conduct a search to ensure no other names in the same class of services exist already. The type of game will determine...View More
I play music bingo for a bar and we give token prizes to winners. We advertise that this is a NON-GAMBLING event. It is, but I would like to give better prizes. Is there a limit to the value of a prize for a non-gambline event such as mine?
"(5)Except for instant bingo prizes, which are limited to the amounts displayed on the ticket or on the game flare, a jackpot shall not exceed the value of $250 in actual money or its equivalent, and there shall be no more than three...View More
I was in the hard rock casino Tampa Florida playing poker I have $1900 in front of me I lost the pot my understanding the pot was $900 the dealer made a mistake and flipped all the carts over try to cover his self by saying it was all in bed I got upset because he was lying and took my thousand... View More
Hello. I am a game developer looking in to publishing my first big indie game. I have about 9 people working for me in the realm of composing music, creating art, and coding the actual game. Once we publish the game we are going to split the profit. We also want to stat a kickstarter.
Forming the legal entity itself is not expensive but there are many other matters to be taken care of, not only the agreements between the parties involved in the development process, but also copyrights and more. There are attorneys that specialize in this type of start up and can easily provide...View More
If an app advertises winning real money, and they really don’t pay out to anybody, would that be a good reason to sue for false advertising. Especially if someone spent money on in game purchases and got nothing out of it?
Unsure if I should use Class 09 or Class 42 for my company's brand name. Is making the video games I want to make, but then selling and/or offering them to be played by others considered a service for others?
The answer to your question depends on the specifics of your business. However generally speaking, a trademark symbol is used to identify the source of 'products/goods' that you are selling; and a service mark is used to identify the source of a 'service'. For example, when a...View More
I am orginally from the UK and had this business idea for over two years now I see alot of people online doing this method illegally (well in the UK you need a license to do this). I want to start a business to host these methods legally the business may come under gambling as it would be a hosting... View More
It appears to be a contract, but there may be portions of the full statement which you didn't quote (I followed the link but I don't see the language you quoted) which excludes liability. If the game is in beta and you are only buying the current build, it would indeed seem to be a poor...View More
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