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Pokemon Lawyers: Sword and Shield Leaks Caused “Irreparable Injury,” Seek Damages and Leakers

Perkins Coie, on behalf of The Pokemon Company International (TPCi), is claiming leaks of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have caused “irreparable injury” to the company, and that they are entitled to damages from the leakers. Whoever they are. Prior to the release of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, images from a then-unreleased strategy guide revealed several evolved and Gigantimaxed Pokemon- essentially revealing new Pokemon while Game Freak and TPCi were attempting to keep them a surprise for players. The posts allegedly first went to the r/Pokemon Discord server, before ending up on 4Chan, Twitter,…

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Epic Games Lawyers Up Against Fake Fortnite Merchandise

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world right now, so its only natural that companies looking to make a quick buck by producing knockoff merchandise. With that in mind, Epic Games, the developer behind Fortnite and operators of the Epic Game Store, have filed a lawsuit in an Illinois court against an unnamed group of Chinese counterfeiters who operate under the guise of their goods being authentic and thus “deceiving unknowing consumers by using the Fortnite trademarks.” For their trouble, Epic Games is looking forbid counterfeiters from…

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