If someone copies features of your game, you will want to take effective steps against the pirate. There are many important issues. These include obtaining jurisdiction over infringers, where you can bring infringement actions, and how to enforce a judgment you obtain when the infringer’s assets are not locally available. You also should be aware of the different kinds of remedies you might be able to obtain.
Before you get into these things, you need a basic understanding of what tests will be applied by a court in deciding if your IP has been pirated. In this part of our three-part series, we will introduce you to all of these issues.