From 2 Milly’s “Milly Rock” dance, to Backpack Kid’s “Flossing,” more and more artists are filing lawsuits against Epic Games over their emotes that replicate famous pop culture dances throughout modern history. Now, Carlton Banks himself, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, is also suing the game developer for their use of “The Carlton” dance in Fortnite Battle Royale. Click on this article link to learn more.
The time has finally come. After numerous threats and promises of future lawsuits from Brendan Greene, the creator behind PUBG and the actual ‘Player Unknown,’ PUBG Corp., the game development company behind the popular game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,’ has finally filed an official lawsuit in South Korea against Epic Games Korea. Epic Games Korea is the Korean branch of the U.S. based game developer behind the famous game ‘Fortnite’ that originated on PC. The two companies behind the two most popular battle royale, last man standing games are finally going to resolve the dispute that’s been going on since last year. PUBG vs. Fortnite; which game will be the last one standing? Click on this article link to learn more.
Target is the latest brand to be caught in the cross-hairs of Burberry’s wrath. The famous London-based fashion house is bringing the U.S. mega retailer to court for trademark infringement. Click on this article link to learn more.
With “Black Panther” due to hit DVD and Blu-ray in May 2018, the Walt Disney Co. is once again petitioning a judge to stop Redbox from reselling digital download codes to its films. This comes after a federal judge rejected Disney’s original request for an injunction that would have halted Redbox’s practice. Click this article for more.
In the recent year following the original release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (also known as “PUBG”), many developers have rode on PUBG’s popularity, which resulted in a flood of games either imitating or directly copying the multiplayer online battle royal style. Well it seems that PUBG has had enough of the imitators, and is putting their foot down, in the form of a lawsuit, to try and solidify themselves as the sole multiplayer online battle royal game developer. Read the full article for more.
In response to an initial lawsuit filed in January 2018, Ed Sheeran filed a response on Monday against the plaintiffs Sean Carey and Beau Golden regarding their copyright infringement lawsuit regarding Sheeran’s song “The Rest of Our Life,” which is performed by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Check out this article for more information.
Kon, a Beijing, China-based clothing company is suing Apple for copyright infringement due to Apple’s new app store logo.
Adidas has finally agreed to an out-of-court settlement in a recent trademark lawsuit with clothing retailer Forever21, which arose from the brands’ long-term dispute with the retailer regarding Adidas’ allegations that Forever21 has been wrongfully using their registered “three stripe” trademark.
After a day of deliberations, a federal jury has given a verdict in favor of the San Diego Comic Con, ordering the Salt Lake Comic Con to pay just $20,000 in damages for their use of the trademark “comic con,” holding that Salt Lake did not willfully infringe upon San Diego’s trademark.
An update on last week’s story regarding Epic Games lawsuits against cheaters who have hacked their game Fortnite Battle Royale.