Kiah Simpson in Games

30/06/2017

GamesLab Leeds workshop: ​Computer Games & IP Law

Event details

Monday 31 July 2017 

10:00am – 16:00pm 

Venue Ron Cooke Hub 

University of York  

Heslington  

York

 YO10 5GE


Creative England are running a workshop based on IP for games companies as part of the GamesLab: Leeds project. This project is eligible for SME’s within the Leeds City Region and is funded by ERDF, a European fund focussed on growing businesses in the area.

We are happy to working with local specialists to deliver advice on a range of topics, including trademarks, patents, copyright and design. Discover the importance of contracts, discuss the importance of due-diligence when pitching to publishers and marvel at how the GamesJam you worked on a few years ago and went on to develop with a separate team isn’t protected by law. No charge for eligible delegates, but there will be a charge of £20 for no-shows without notifying us 24 hours before the event. All proceeds from the cancellation fee will go to charity. Food and drinks will be provided.

PROGRAMME

09.30 Arrival, refreshments 

10.00 Welcome from GamesLab team 

10.10 Gary Townley, Business Outreach Manager, Participants will gain a good understanding of trade marks, patents, copyright and designs. 

12.30 Networking Lunch 

13.30 Debra Coady, A deep dive into the IP issues faced by Games and Digital micro-enterprises

16.00 Close of Workshop

GamesLab Leeds is a programme of support for talented, ambitious digital and games studios in the Leeds City Region – from Kirklees to York. No charge for eligible delegates, but there is a £25 charity donation due for any no-shows who don’t cancel with us before the first day. We can offer cancelled places to other people on the reserve list.

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