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Ryan Morrison

Ryan Morrison

Trademark and Video Game Attorney

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
New York Law
School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
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out of 2 reviews
About
Ryan is a lifelong gamer who opened up his own law firm in New York to focus on that passion. He hosts a weekly Q&A on Reddit, where he assists game developers in understanding the legal landscape that controls the game industry. His primary areas of practice are intellectual property, contract law, and privacy law.
3
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Ryan has been an indispensable part of our startup. He has been there for us day and night to meet our uncertainties with confident guidance and support. When launching our first product he helped us figure out what battles were worth fighting, where the easy wins are, and at we should just leave alone. Getting our product out the door would not have been possible without him."

Trademark and Startup Help
Posted on Feb 25, 2015
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Being a low budget indie game developer, it can feel overwhelming to deal with the legalities of creating a game, but it is an absolute necessity. After doing a fair amount of research we decided to give Ryan a shot and I can sincerely say he has exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable. Ryan’s approach is completely different; He is on a much more personable level than any other lawyers we’ve encountered. Ryan has been an extremely valuable resource for us throughout our development cycle of Grimoire and I would absolutely recommend him to other developers."

Trademark and Startup Help
Posted on Feb 25, 2015

Work History

The Law Offices of Ryan P. Morrison, P.C.

Founder

Jan 2014 - Present

There’s no reason a wedding photographer’s contract needs to be 18 pages, or a website’s terms of service needs to be unreadable. We understand the balance between protecting you and not scaring away a client, and we don’t want you worrying about being chased out of the app store or your neighborhood over a trademark issue.

Most importantly, we never want you to feel trapped and without help because most lawyers charge an arm and a leg just to pick up their phone.

We will help you. We offer a completely free phone or e-mail consultation where we tell you what we think you need, what we think you may want, and what we think you shouldn’t get, on top of answering any questions you may have. We speak to you in plain English, without a shroud of legalese. Give us a shout.

Jan 2014 - Present

The Law Offices of Aaron H. Pierce

Law Clerk

Apr 2013 - Dec 2013

· Registered a wide range of trademarks, fighting the appeal cases when necessary.
· Gained valuable experience drafting a range of different contracts.
· Tasked with drafting operating agreements for many different businesses.
· Filed numerous documents with both state and federal Courts.
· Assisted in the filing and upkeep of liquor licenses for prominent NYC bars.
· Conducted thorough research on a broad range of issues.

Apr 2013 - Dec 2013

Large Animal Games

Business and Legal Affairs

Nov 2011 - Jun 2013

· Successfully registered the NOMSTERS trademark. Serial Number: 85584663.
· Succeeded in registering the KRONO trademark. Serial Number: 85791676
· Tasked with drafting and sending cease and desist letters to owners of infringing material and stolen domain names.
· Aided in evaluation of various metrics associated with promotions and sales.
· Charged with creating promotions and increasing social media insights.
· Negotiate contracts and fees associated with game promotion.
· Aid in maintaining positive customer relationships within a large player community.

Nov 2011 - Jun 2013

IGDA New York

Assistant Event Coordinator

Nov 2011 - Nov 2012

· Implemented various game industry events with the goal of unifying and strengthening the community.
· Reach out to various developers and garner interest for the International Game Developers Association.

Nov 2011 - Nov 2012

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