LOS ANGELES – A game development has filed suit against movie producers alleging they titled a direct-to-video movie after its video game.
CI Games S.A. filed a complaint on Aug. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against
Destination Films Distribution Co. Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., UFO International Productions LLC and Does 1-5
alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it released a video game entitled "Sniper: Ghost Warrior" and that defendants are set to release a direct-to-video movie titled "Sniper: Ghost Shooter."
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly used the name “Sniper: Ghost Shooter” for its movie with every intention of causing confusion and deception, imitated the trademarks and applied them in labels, prints, packages or advertisements intended to deceive the public that it was based on the plaintiff's popular video game.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants prohibiting use of trademarks, directing a recall of all copies of the movie, to pay damages, attorneys' fees, costs of action, interest and for such other relief as may be just and proper. It is represented by Gerard P. Fox, Troy A. Kennedy and Douglas J. Beteta of Gerard Fox Law PC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-05719