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A Few Legal Considerations For A Small Business Owner By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. As more entrepreneurs continue to create their own small businesses, the need for proper legal planning becomes of paramount importance.  While there are many legal and business considerations a potential owner must consider before embarking on their own enterprise, we are...
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Esports Marketing: The “Streamer” Step And Repeat – A New Content Streaming Innovation By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. While I’m not claiming to re-invent the wheel; however, as with every established technique, over time new ways to apply and utilize the old tricks in a new situation develop.  This brings us to the marketing genius...
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Spinning in the USA: The O-1 Visa for the Foreign EDM DJ By Pablo G. Velez, Esq., Of Counsel It goes without saying that EDM is a worldwide phenomenon that has created global celebrities out of DJs such as Tiesto, Deadmau5, David Guetta, and more. The demand for talented foreign DJs in the United States...
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The Present and the Future of the NBA 2K League Twitch Experience By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. A month into the NBA 2K League regular season, and the audience figures seem disappointing. Each episode of the fourth installment of LeBron v. the Warriors in the NBA Finals is, of course, pulling in millions of viewers....
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The Early Evolution of the NBA 2K Studio Experience By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. One thing is certain after the first few weeks of the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: for fans more used the watching esports on Twitch, the live viewing experience is something wonderful to behold. The competitors sit on large, comfy...
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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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Comparing the NBA 2K League In-Studio Experience With Twitch By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The inaugural season of the NBA 2K League tipped off from the league’s studio in New York on May 1. As an esports attorney and a fan, I was lucky enough to get inside the 200-person venue for the first ever...
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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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A Brief Look At Live Performance Agreements By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. While there has been a decline in recorded music sales, the live performance sphere of the music business continues to post substantial numbers.  For example, in 2016, Billboard Magazine stated that global “gross box-office revenue” exceeded “$5.5 billion dollars.”   With such substantial sums...
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02/16/2018 – International Trademark Law Update: “Trademark Registration in Canada” By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. As a reference, there are two distinct trademark systems for acquiring trademark rights in a particular mark. There is a “first-to-file” system, which exists in countries such as China and France. This system provides protection to the first entity to...
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