Laura A. Stacey
Laura A. Stacey, counsel to the Corporate Department of our Boston office, focuses her practice on intellectual property, gaming and lottery law and technology transactions. Ms. Stacey's practice includes trademarks and copyrights, software licensing, strategic partnerships, outsourcing and technology transactions.
She has advised clients on the selection, registration and enforcement of trademarks, including managing litigation and actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She regularly advises clients, such as lottery systems suppliers, video lottery terminal manufacturers, gaming software developers and software services providers, in the gaming and lottery industries and works with them to negotiate and draft complex and multi-tiered license, supply and support agreements, as well as joint venture agreements and private management contracts.
With respect to technology transactions, she has managed the drafting, review and negotiation of numerous multi-million dollar transactions involving complex software licenses and outsourcing arrangements. She regularly advises business development executives on strategies for commercializing products and establishing national and international distribution chains, as well as strategic alliances and partnerships for the development of new products and expansion of existing brands and product lines.
Ms. Stacey is a regular contributor to the firm's Trending Trademarks Blog.
Representative Client Work
- Preparing and negotiating technology and branding agreements for gaming and lottery vendors with companies such as C3 Entertainment, Inc., MGM Consumer Products, Electronic Arts Inc. and Caesars License Company, LLC
- Providing advice relating to compliance with the ever-changing state and federal laws in the United States regarding online wagering and Internet play for fun gaming
- Representing a leading gaming technology and services company with respect to various copyright and rights clearance issues related to use of musical compositions on certain of its gaming machines and drafting celebrity endorsement agreements
- Representing a gaming company in connection with the preparation and negotiation of trademark and brand licensing agreements as well as product development agreements with certain state lotteries
- Representing a lottery services company in developing a comprehensive online game developer network and marketplace for lotteries where game developers submit online games for review and commercialization by lotteries throughout the U.S. and around the world
- Managing the drafting, review and negotiation of numerous multi-million dollar transactions involving complex software licenses
- Advising business development executives on strategies for commercializing products and establishing national and international distribution
- Establishing strategic alliances and partnerships for the development of new products and expansion of existing product line
- Pursuing copyright and trademark enforcement actions against software pirates in the U.S. and abroad
- New California Privacy Law Amendments to Take Effect January 1, 2014
- Copyright in Classic Films Protects Famous Characters from Reach of Merchandisers
- Apple v. Psystar Underscores the Strength of Software License Agreements and the Limits of the Copyright Misuse Defense
- Keep Your Trademarks Out of the New Internet “Red Light” District
News & Publications
- Data Privacy Laws Around the World, ACC Docket, Practice Area Briefings (June 30, 2014)
Seminars & Presentations
- Social Media and Intellectual Property - The Good, Bad and Ugly
Sullivan & Worcester Conference Center, Boston, MA (January 28, 2013)
- Insiders' Tips & Tricks for Trademark Administration
International Trademark Association (INTA) (June 20, 2011)