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Hello, I am happy to help with your enquiry.
Do you have a copy of the contract with the artist and musician?
If it has not happened yet, I would strongly guide you to insert the following term in your contract: "The Developer warrants that it is the owner of the Game and all Intellectual Property Rights therein."
I hope this helps, this will avoid confusion. If this has already happened and already an issue, please let me know and I can review further.
I’d would be advisable to have a solicitor draft up the entire contract to ensure compliance. I can send you a quote if you like?
Also, discuss the ownership of the IP prior to instructing them and ensure you confirm the telephone conversation in writing.
This will certainly assist the event a dispute arises however in order to advise definitively a copy of the contract would need to be considered.
The occurrence of the discussion and confirming the content of the discussion in the form of a letter with a good contract will present strong evidence to the Court in the event of a dispute.
Is there anything else I can help with tonight?
Thanks for your enquiry. Please do not hesitate to contact me in future.