My interview today is about Esports and how important legal is. Not only the contracting part but also having a legal expert advising you on things like for example; the name of the esports team and/or organization. Once you’ll find out the name was already taken as a brand, it is TOO late. Who better as Justin Jacobson could update me!
Lots of people find the topic ‘legal’ boring when it comes to gaming, but I have come to learn that that is often not the case. Think about VISA for players, contracts for esports players, teams and their brand registrations, participating in leagues and so on. A bit of advice upfront can save you loads of headaches later on.
He is an entertainment and esports attorney, author and media personality. He represents professional athletes, musicians, producers, songwriters, DJs, fashion designers as well as professional gamers, esports organizations and teams.
Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the last five years, Justin is a legal contributor to TuneCore, HypeBot, The Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the Touro Law Review.
Justin has served as an Instructor of Music Business at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City, guest speaker at Cardozo Law School, Bergen County Community College and ICON Collective in Los Angeles, California.
He has also been featured by a range of industry publications including: YourEDM, Mental Floss, The Esports Observer, Esports Insider, SportTechie, Break The Game, The Ballgamer, and Operation Sports.