When thinking of law and esports, intellectual property is usually the first thing that comes to mind for most people. Indeed, intellectual property is indispensable for all actors within the esports world, whether you are a gamer, game developer, game publishing agency, organizer of tournaments, sponsor, etc.
As physical objects are necessary for physical sports, intellectual property is vital for esports. Playing a virtual game is in essence using someone’s protected intellectual property through a granted license.
There is a lot to say about intellectual property rights in esports. In this article we have gathered the most frequently asked questions relating to the creation, the enforcement and the exceptions to intellectual property rights.