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On October 8, 2018, esports sports podcast, Project Esports interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson Firm, P.C. In his interview, Justin discusses the firm’s prior work in esports as an attorney and player representative, esports players unions as well as Season 2 of the NBA 2K League. Check the full interview below...
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On May 17, 2018, esports business podcast, Disrupt interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson Firm, P.C. for Episode 5 of its Disrupt Podcast. In his interview, Justin discusses the firm’s prior work in esports law as well as explored some esports tax matters and the potential of collective bargaining agreements in esports....
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Why Every Professional Gamer Needs a Team (of Professionals) By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Similar to other talent based industries, including music, television, and sports; professional video game competitors participating in organized esports should have a “team” of competent professionals around them to advise them and to consult with. While this may seem straightforward in...
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On May 11, 2018, sports business publication, Front Office Sports interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson Firm, P.C. as part of its “The Weekly Legal Briefing” segment on this week’s topic, The Law Of Esports. In his interview, Justin discusses the firm’s prior work in esports law, including working on behalf of...
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Business & Legal Tips for NBA 2K League & Pro Esports Players By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the launch of the NBA 2K league, 102 of the world’s top NBA 2K players will now earn a six month salary, receive first-class housing accommodations and will be eligible for a variety of benefits, including health,...
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Esports Biz 101: Business & Legal Considerations for Professional Esports Organizations & Teams By Justin M. Jacobson Many new esports teams and organizations have joined the competitive circuit in the past 12 months. This is due to the continued global development of esports business as well as its expansion into newly created games and into...
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Esports Tax Law: A Look At Tax Considerations For Professional Gamers By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. & Jason Feingertz, CPA, Esq. The Esports revolution continues as professional video-gaming continues to expand throughout the globe.  As with most professions, professional video game participants, sometimes referred to as a “gamer,” are subject to taxes in every country,...
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Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. This weekend, game developer, Activision Blizzard announced that the new teams in its “Overwatch League” will be compromised of newly established teams with the league owning the rights to these created teams. This new move has wide-spread impact, including...
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Esports Business 101 – “The Landscape” By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. & Harris Peskin, Esq. In the past few years, there has been an explosion of international exposure and interest in the world of competitive video gaming, better known as “esports.”  Electronic sports or esports have evolved to the mainstream with professional video-gamers competing in...
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Esports Law: What Makes Gamer-Tags and Team Names Such Valuable Trademarks? By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the rapid international expansion and increased profitability of esports, including a surge in the number of players and teams involved in the competitions, the need to properly protect one’s “brand” and its associated intellectual property grows even more...
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