Competences & Legal Services
“People don't stop playing because they get old, they get old because they stop playing” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nowadays, computer and video games are just as much a cultural asset as television or cinema. Our range of services includes advising and representing national and international publishers, developers, distributors, online game providers, hardware manufacturers, agencies and retailers. This includes the drafting, review and negotiation of license and other agreements, legal support for major projects, representation in proceedings under youth protection law before the USK and BzKJ, training of youth protection officers, negotiations with GEMA, the prosecution of copyright and trademark violations, the examination of marketing campaigns under competition law, the registration of trademarks and representation in court and arbitration proceedings.
Stephan Mathé has been a consultant for companies in the entertainment software industry for many years. He used to be a beta tester as well as localization and product manager at the well-known publisher Eidos and was responsible for successful titles such as "F1 World Grand Prix", "Commandos 2" and "Resident Evil". He also worked as a trainee lawyer at the Federal Review Board for Media Harmful to Minors. He has already worked as a lawyer for clients such as Sony, Warner, Disney, Capcom, Sega, Codemasters and GameStop. Stephan Mathé has been a lecturer at the DeutscheAnwaltAkademie since 2020, where he holds the seminar "Entertainment Software Law (Games)".