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2 Ubisoft and EA tussle over Ghost trademark

7 months ago EA wants it, Ubi cites its Ghost Recon franchise in opposition

Sony fails to secure "Let's Play" trademark

7 months ago UPDATE: USPTO agrees phrase is common industry term

EA struggles to secure Unravel trademark

8 months ago Board game Beary's Unravel Game causing issues

Judge rules Total Recall Technologies can sue Oculus founder

8 months ago Palmer Luckey faces breach of contract claim

Activision sued for portraying Angolan rebel as murderous "halfwit"

8 months ago Family of Jonas Savimbi object to his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

6 Fake Minecraft sequel pulled from App Store

8 months ago Unofficial $11 app reached as high as fourth on paid gaming chart before being removed from sale

Ember settles Machine Zone copycat suit with an apology

8 months ago Empire Z developer admits to re-using elements of Game of War: Fire Age

Lumos Labs to pay $2m Deceptive Advertising settlement

8 months ago “Lumosity preyed on consumers' fears about age-related cognitive decline"

Nintendo wins Mii patent suit

9 months ago Judge invalidates RecogniCorp patent on storing police sketch-artist data, bringing closure to suit filed over virtual avatar system

3 FTC announces settlements with LAI Systems and Retro Dreamer

9 months ago Devs will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties for violating COPPA

4 Publishers sued over fantasy sports patents

9 months ago EA, Activision, Zynga, Take-Two, Konami among targets of suits over games based on real-time events and TV shows

Jobs

Goodgame Studios denies allegations of unfair dismissal

9 months ago German trade union claims 28 employees were fired to prevent election of a workers' council

Nintendo wins another patent case against Wii U, 3DS

10 months ago California federal court rules that Nintendo's hardware does not infringe

GTA 5 modders say Take-Two sent PIs to their doors

10 months ago Devs on two different multiplayer mods describe intimidation tactic used to shut them down

Blizzard and Innovis settle Overwatch suit

10 months ago Paintball app creator drops lawsuit against developer after months-long legal dispute

3 US approves DRM circumvention on abandoned games

10 months ago DMCA exemption allows players to bypass server authentication after servers are turned off; proposed exemption for jailbreaking consoles denied

2 12 arrested in eSports match fixing scandal - Report

11 months ago Korean investigators find five StarCraft 2 matches fixed; two money men behind scheme have ties to organized crime

1 SAG-AFTRA now has the authority to strike

11 months ago More than 95 per cent of union's voting members voted yes in the referendum, negotiations to re-open

22 The Escapist faces possible legal action over Star Citizen exposť

11 months ago Cloud Imperium has denied accusations of mishandling funds and workplace discrimination, claims unethical journalistic practice

4 Fan turns to the crowd for Pokemon PAX party settlement

11 months ago The Pokemon Company wants $4,000 to drop the lawsuit over a cancelled fan party at PAX Prime

1 Black Forest Games loses Diesel trademark dispute

A year ago "This decision has caught us with our pants down"

Wizards of the Coast settles Hex lawsuit

A year ago Reaches agreement with Cryptozoic and Hex over similarities with Magic: The Gathering

18 Voice actors union voting on strike action

A year ago SAG-AFTRA at "a crossroads" following stalled negotiations with game companies

5 Andrew House: the PS4 is struggling against censorship in China

A year ago "I don't think it has been a kind of a rocket launch start"

Machine Zone resolves trade secrets lawsuit with Kabam

A year ago Legal tussle returns to its former state: a heated conversation at a cocktail party

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