Intellectual Property Insurance

Insurance to cover the legal costs of defending and settling an Intellectual Property (IP) claim.

Intellectual Property Insurance

Deal with any infringement...

We offer insurance to cover the legal costs of defending an IP action as well as any potential settlement.

We have also launched a fully managed service to identify and report IP infringement across several different platforms. We track over 200 infringing websites multiple times a day to find infringing links as soon as they are made available. 80% of links are removed in less than 24 hours, reducing the opportunity for users to download files.

So what do we mean when we say intellectual property? This can be “any type of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect”. Which covers just about everything in the games industry.

More specifically, there are a couple of different categories to get familiar with in the games industry, which each work slightly differently and are listed below… 

Intellectual Property Categories

What constitutes infringement for the purposes of an Intellectual Property action?

Patents

Patents can be thought of as protected inventions. Specifically, a patent is a legal protection giving the owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell and importing a new invention for a limited period of time.

Copyright

Copyright is different to Patent in that it is intended to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of a creative work, but not the idea itself. A copyright is a collection of rights automatically vested to you once you have created an original work.

Trademark

A trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others. In the game industry, this generally refers to the logos, company names and the titles of the games themselves.

Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are the secret sauce to your success. They are key to your company by virtue of the fact they are unknown and exclusive to you. As the games industry relies very much on innovation, protection and secrecy of those new ideas and the code behind them can be crucial to a company’s success.

Why choose GG insurance?

Comprehensive cover for all aspects of the gaming industry.

Understanding Risk

We work with a wide variety of companies across the entire global games industry, regularly consulting industry-leading lawyers and working alongside them to understand and manage risk. This insight and access to specialist expertise allows us to provide the best possible advice, products and service to our clients, enabling us to talk you through the relevant options to your business.

Flexible policies

The Games Industry is fast-moving and your insurance should always be ready to move with you. Signing a big deal with a new publisher could change the face of your studio overnight and you need to be ready. Unlike other providers, we do not charge any administration fees to make policy changes throughout the year and are always happy to hear from you about new developments to your business.

The Right Cover

We recognise that every client of ours, large and small, has highly unique and business-specific requirements. At GG, we will talk you through all the options available to you and advise on the right cover, based on up-to-date legal advice and our unparalleled expertise. We pride ourselves on working with our clients to build a policy that meets their bespoke needs, with the covers you want and/or need to have.

Global protection for the games industry

We deliver bespoke insurance solutions by working with industry leading insurers.

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Speak with our team today if you are ready to unlock the benefits of our Intellectual Property Insurance.