Just a simple question about the legal business structure of game studios.
For most game developers, they have some kind of name for themselves. Such as 'interplay', 'black isle', 'square soft' etc.
Obviously for the big studios they are a company / corporation.
What about small indie developers? Do they simply trade mark their studio name and have no registration with the government?
Or do they at the least register a business under sole proprietorship / partnership?
I'm curious, thanks for feedback!