Jump to content

  • Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Basic Legal and Business Terms - Descriptions and links


Old topic!
Guest, the last post of this topic is over 60 days old and at this point you may not reply in this topic. If you wish to continue this conversation start a new topic.

  • You cannot reply to this topic
1 reply to this topic

#1 Stormynature   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3331

Like
-1Likes
Like

Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

Okay this is a beginning piece of work which I will be editing into a full shape over the next month (i.e. sufficient time for anyone who wants to get a post in) as time goes on. What I am interested in is Appropriate (i.e. game development related) terms, useful links, corrections etc. I am not interested in recreating a legal dictionary what I am interested in is creating a very swift reference. Certain things like copyright, trademarks, patents are covered in the FAQ but probably not deep enough in my opinion

By the end of May I basically plan to have this section of the thread re-edited to the point of Titles, a brief description and useful set of links (pref. no more than 3 per term).

NOTE: This does NOT constitute legal advice. This is merely meant to act as a resource aid.

SECTIONS (so far)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contracts
  • Business Structures
  • Useful Sites
  • Symbols
  • Acronyms
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - COPYRIGHT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright
http://www.copyright...ircs/circ01.pdf
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
http://en.wikipedia....ht_infringement

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRADEMARK
A trade mark can be one, or a combination of, the following:
  • a business name
  • a product name
  • a sub-brand
  • a distinctive catch phrase
  • a logo, picture or symbol
  • a colour, word, letter, number or sound
  • a distinctive product shape
  • an aspect of packaging
  • a scent Ref:ActuateIP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark
http://www.uspto.gov...rrect_links.pdf
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT
http://en.wikipedia....rk_infringement

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - PATENT
Patent usually refers to the right granted to anyone who invents any new, useful, and non-obvious process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter. ref: Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent
http://www.uspto.gov...ing_patents.jsp
http://www.inventorb...tent Basics.htm
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - PATENT INFRINGEMENT
http://en.wikipedia....nt_infringement
http://inventors.abo...nfringement.htm

CONTRACT - NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
http://en.wikipedia....osure_agreement
CONTRACT - NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT – SAMPLE FORMS
http://www.ipwatchdo...ity-agreements/
http://www.mycapital...e-agreement.php

CONTRACT - NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT
http://en.wikipedia....-compete_clause
http://jobsearchtech.../aa042202_2.htm
CONTRACT - NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT – SAMPLE FORMS
http://www.smartbiz..../view/1033/1/29
http://agreements.re...tion-Agreement/

CONTRACT - GAME DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (also referred to more generically as "Project/Product development agreement")
http://www.ehow.com/...definition.html
CONTRACT - GAME DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT - SAMPLE FORM
http://contracts.one...000.07.24.shtml
CONTRACT - GAME DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT - A LAWYER'S REVIEW OF A "Call of Duty" GDA
http://www.gamasutra...he_.phpBUSINESS

BUSINESS STRUCTURE - SOLE PROPRIETOR
http://en.wikipedia....Sole_proprietor
BUSINESS STRUCTURE - PARTNERSHIP
http://www.entrepren...term/82334.html
BUSINESS STRUCTURE - LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
http://en.wikipedia....ability_company


USEFUL SITES
http://www.gameattor...cles/index.html
http://www.sloperama.com/advice.html

As mentioned, this is a work in progress. The reason I am posting now is to obtain useful additions to the post.

Update: April 20, 2012

Edit: If something like this already exists - could they point it out on the site so I can go "well that saved me a bucket load of future effort".

Sponsor:

#2 Stormynature   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3331

Like
-1Likes
Like

Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:26 PM

SYMBOLS

© - Copyright (Alt + 0169)
® - Registered Trade Mark (Alt + 0174)
- Trade Mark (Alt + 0153)

ACRONYMS

IP - Intellectual property (note: IP as an acronym does have other associations within the IT industry eg. Internet Protocol)

C, Contr. - Contract
NDA - Non-disclosure agreements
NCC - Non-compete clause
CNC - Covenant not to compete
PDA - Project development agreement

LLC - Limited Liability Company
CO - Company
PTY LTD - Proprietary Limited

A Glossary of Game Biz terms by Tom Sloper aka FAQ: 28
http://www.sloperama...ce/lesson28.htm




Old topic!
Guest, the last post of this topic is over 60 days old and at this point you may not reply in this topic. If you wish to continue this conversation start a new topic.



PARTNERS