Apparently UFC is even less thrilled with Ubisoft's Fighters Uncaged than the reviewers are. Zuffa LLC, UFC's operating company, has filed lawsuit against Ubisoft for use of an "Ultimate Fighting" phrase on the box.
lol, this lawsuit is probubly more then the money they made on this game. This game is going to make them loose money.
It shouldn't. Game STINKS.
Who approved this story over this? http://n4g.com/news/662515/... That article had this up over 10 hours ago!!
That is weird.
Probably because that's a crappy article with no information at all. Granted, there's not a whole lot on this article either, but it's still more informative than the one you linked.
This is silly!The Phrase "Ultimate Fighting" is not register exclusive property of Zuffa LLC, UFC's operating company,!They are in need of money due to the lost of revenues on UFC 2010!Its the same BS they try to pic on EA for something related to the MMA game!treating the competition with such a low move!
Hmmm....really...you think Zuffa needs money from Ubisoft. Get out of here, they are printing money right now. If somebody trademarks something, which they did. Then they have the right to sue over its misuse. That doesn't mean its right, but its the law. The UFC has sued a lot of people over things you would think are not illegal uses. Here is an example http://blogs.wsj.com/law/20...
Fail claim is fail.
can this be added to a list of top 10 stupidest lawsuits??
anything that stops this terrible looking game gaining any kind of success is good in my books.
Ok, let me educate you people who don't know anything about anything and are assuming that this is a stupid law suit. ULTIMATE FIGHTING and its derivatives are trademarked by Zuffa, LLC. It's apart of their MMA promotion -- ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP -- and its Spike TV reality television series -- THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. In other words, they own a freaking copyright on the phrase, just like Nike owns the copyright to the word "Nike", Sprite and "Sprite" and so on and so forth. The back of the box has ULTIMATE FIGHTING in BIG BOLD LETTERS. The game is about mixed martial artists. Do the math here. Even if it was accidental, they infringed in Zuffa's trademark. This is absolutely no different than if EA Sports MMA plastered BECOME THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER on the back of their box. Zuffa has every right in the world to protect their trademark. This is an open and shut case and Zuffa will deservedly win. Ubisoft screwed up --they either need to fire their copyrighters for being idiots or they were trying to leech off the success of the world's largest MMA promotion.
I totally agree with you, the only thing Ubisoft can use to escape this is if they try to derail the lawsuit by difference in rgional laws (I believe UF is registered trademark in US, Ubi is on France, they could try some bullcrap movement) but chances are they'll settle for an agreement. People should not hate on Zuffa for defending it's trademark from being associated to not signed products (specially a so bad one). If someone is wrong in this entire matter is the system who let's someone trademark a phrase composed of two pre-existent words that could be used in any other event like the ones Zuffa promoted (and probably the phrase itself had been in use way before Zuffa existed), whoever is responsible for aproval of trademarks should really look out for this kind of thing... And in case of doubt, a 2 regular word "phrase" shouldn't be qualifiable for trademark.
I will trademark TOMATO SOUP. Ultimate is used to define a lot of nouns. This is silly, although legal. Ultimate Fighting. How original!
Bottom line- game is far from Ultimate.
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