Thursday, December 15, 2005

Marvel Case Against NCSoft Settled

Via The Austin Business Journal.

A long-standing legal battle between online gaming software company NCSoft Corp. and comic giant Marvel Entertainment Inc. has come to an end.

New York-based Marvel sued NCSoft, whose North American headquarters is in Austin, and game developer Cryptic Studios Inc. of Los Gatos, Calif., in November 2004. The suit alleged trademark and copyright infringement. Marvel claimed NCSoft's "City of Heroes" online computer game let users imitate some of Marvel's comic book characters.

Some of the claims were dismissed by a judge in March, including Marvel's allegation that NCSoft and Cryptic Studios infringed on Marvel's trademarks.


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