The Triangle is experiencing an explosive growth of video gaming companies (serious gaming, social gaming). Manning Fulton is prepared to address the legal issues experienced by these companies, many of them novel. We are known for our practical approach to addressing the legal issues clients face in their real world business context.
Our goal is to provide legal advice that anticipates many of the issues in this evolving industry. We are dedicated to focusing our services to provide clients with the advice they need grow their business.
Manning Fulton’s attorneys understand that protecting your intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, and related rights, such as trade secrets, is paramount to the success of your products. Our attorneys assist you in the development and ongoing management of your intellectual property portfolios, providing such services as:
- Intellectual property due diligence
- Securing intellectual property rights through registration with the appropriate domestic and foreign administrative bodies
- Safeguarding intellectual property rights (including anti-piracy protection) through advice, brand monitoring, mediation of disputes and, if necessary, litigation
Whether the corporate finance needs of our clients involve public offerings or private placements, including venture capital and angel financing, we are experienced and ready to assist. We have served as counsel to clients seeking venture capital or other financing including:
- Bridge loans
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private debt financing
- Private equity transactions
- Seed and angel investments
- Strategic investments
- Venture capital
Our hands-on focus gives us the ability to develop creative solutions to problems encountered in the course of any corporate financing.
Our attorneys are well-equipped to advise clients with employment issues in the video game industry, such as worker contracts and executive compensation structuring. We also offer expertise in the negotiation and preparation of senior executive employment agreements. This expertise includes creating performance and stock-oriented compensations plans, as well as other deferred or incentive-based plans, preparing confidentiality, trade secret and non-interference agreements, and providing advice on tax and employee benefit matters.
We litigate and resolve the types of employment disputes that arise in the day-to-day operations of companies, as well as defending clients in disputes arising from compensation agreements and benefit plans. Our litigators have defended employers in compensation disputes ranging in complexity from simple claims for unpaid wages to more complex change of control payments, stock option disputes, claims for breach of commission or bonus agreement, and ERISA claims for employee benefits.
When Good Things Go Bad
Manning Fulton’s litigators focus on what matters to each client. We have the experience and knowledge to guide you through virtually any dispute. We do not seek to “win” just for the sake of winning. Instead, we help understand the issues you face and determine the best course of action to accomplish your goals in the most cost effective and cost efficient manner.