Step-by-step legal counseling for indie developers
By purchasing the Indie Game Jumpstart Bundle, I’ll be there with you through the process of starting your indie game company.
We’ll start with an hour-long initial consultation and strategy session to give you an idea of the legal landscape ahead of you and the best way to navigate it.
Then, as we begin to move forward, I will counsel you on the strength of your company and game names and search for conflicts in the marketplace. This can help you to avoid serious legal trouble down the road.
The bundle also includes two 30-minute coaching sessions as you develop your game. Thinking of working with a publisher? Need to discuss working with contractors or raising investment capital? I’ll be just a phone or Skype call away.
Form your company the right way
- Limit your personal liability for the company’s debts
- Create a business that you can sell for a profit in the future
- Allow investors to easily purchase equity
- Get your game on publishing platforms that require a business entity
We’ll discuss which company type is best for your intended business goals. You fill out a simple questionnaire and I’ll take care of the rest.
I’ve worked with multiple clients to correct mistakes in their company formation because they tried to do it on their own. Avoid these costly mistakes! No need to search for the right form to file or the proper wording for a document – leave all of that to me.
Register your Intellectual Property
Let me handle your trademark and copyright registrations, while you focus on creating a great game.
As part of the jumpstart bundle, I will register your game’s trademark and copyright.
While trademark and copyright rights come from use and creation of the intellectual property, there isn’t much you can actually DO with those rights until you’ve registered them. Timely registration can be a huge part of exercising your legal rights, including sending cease and desist letters, filing lawsuits and seeking attorneys’ fees if you win an infringement suit.
Own your content and protect your company with contracts
Get a set of contracts tailored to your particular company and business model.
Each of these contracts would cost hundreds of dollars to have individually drafted. By purchasing them as a part of this bundle, you are saving a ton of money that can be used to make an awesome game!
The bundle includes the following contracts:
- An independent contractor work-for-hire agreement template
- The Terms of Service or EULA for your game or mobile app
- A beta software agreement for pre-release testing
- Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure agreement to protect your trade secrets
Additionally, each can be tailored and tweaked to different situations at a special hourly rate for clients who have purchased the bundle.