Ukie Training Courses

Ukie has partnered with different training providers to bring a variety of courses, to meet the needs of games businesses.

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October, 2015
13 Tue 9:30am - 4:30pm Legal Essentials for Games Companies
14 Wed 9:30am - 5:30pm Digital Marketing 3 - Developing a Digital Marketing Plan for your Game
16 Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm Market & Sales Forecasting
5 Thu 9:30am - 5:30pm Introduction to Project Management for Games Businesses
16 Mon 9:30am - 5:30pm Marketing Metrics and ROI
17 Tue 9:30am - 5:30pm Digital Marketing for Games 1
18 Wed 9:30am - 5:30pm Digital Marketing for Games 2
20 Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm Digital Metrics & Analytics
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Legal Essentials for Games Companies

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm

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Legal Essentials for Games Companies

Ukie has teamed up with Osborne Clarke to create a new course that distills the key legal issues involved in doing business in the games industry into just one day. The course draws on the many years of experience of Osborne Clarke's interactive entertainment group and focusses on four areas; contracts, regulatory and compliance, intellectual property and HR. The course provides practical steps and guidance in building the value of a games business as well as highlighting the pitfalls and how to avoid falling into them.

What will the course entail?


  • Contract essentials – the things you need to know when negotiating any contract
  • NDAs – when to use them (and how to use them properly)
  • Key issues and clauses in development, publishing and digital distribution agreements


  • Data protection and privacy essentials
  • Collecting and using data in a compliant way
  • Compliance with consumer law, age ratings and advertising codes
  • Selling games and game services online

IP essentials for game companies

  • IP essentials
  • How to create and protect an IP portfolio
  • Using and clearing copyright materials in games (such as images, locations, music etc.)
  • When does taking inspiration from previous games cross the boundary and infringe copyright


  • Essentials when engaging contractors and employees
  • Understanding restrictive covenants and protecting your business
  • Immigration issues

Trainer information

Paul Gardner of Osbourne Clarke

Paul is a Partner in OC's commercial group and specialises in commercial transactions and regulatory issues relating to the crossover of technology and entertainment.

Paul focusses on the interactive entertainment and digital media sectors. He has extensive experience of the contractual and copyright issues relating to content licensing and distribution through new media platforms and applications, including digital distribution, streaming and web-based services.

In addition, Paul advises on all of the regulatory issues relating to the creation and exploitation of digital entertainment products and services including age ratings, broadcast and telecom regulations, collecting society issues, data privacy, virtual currencies, e-commerce and betting and gaming regulations.

Paul is named by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners' guides to top law firms as one of the UK's leading lawyers in the interactive entertainment industry. He qualified in 1987 and became a partner at his former firm in 1992 before joining Osborne Clarke in 1998.


  • Patent licence and development agreement
  • Represented a small technology company in connection with a significant patent licence and development agreement
  • Represented a major online games company in connection with a complete overhaul of its online operations, including the registration and payment processes, age gating arrangements, terms of service, EULA and privacy policy


*Represented Nintendo in connection with a variety of commercial and regulatory issues relating to the launch and development of its 3DS and WiiU games consoles


  • Office of Fair Trading publishes its report into children's online games 30 Sep 2013 - UK

  • OFT's investigation of UK free to play games and children: a step into the unknown? 15 Apr 2013 - UK

  • Tax breaks for the UK creative industries 8 Jan 2013 - UK