From time to time, the world's leading companies may face legal action due to similarities between their brand identities. Finally, Take-Two Interactive, the umbrella company of giant game developers such as Rockstar Games and 2K Games, sued Remedy Entertainment, citing logo similarities. Here are the details...
Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar Games, sues Remedy Entertainment
Finland-based game company Remedy Entertainment is known for Alan Wake, Control and Max Payne. The company changed its logo last year after 20 years. This new logo caused criticism in the gaming community. Some liked it, some didn't. According to the latest developments, Take-Two is among those who don't like it.
According to reports, Take-Two has filed a copyright lawsuit against Remedy Entertainment in the United Kingdom. The company claimed that the logo of Rockstar Games and Remedy's new logo are similar, so people may confuse the two companies with each other.
Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment made a deal to develop and release a remake of Max Payne 1 and Max Payne 2 on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S in 2022. Rockstar Games is financing the games, which are currently in development. We will see in the coming days whether the current lawsuit will affect this deal.
In addition, Take-Two has been on the agenda with another lawsuit in recent years. The company claimed that It Takes Two, developed by Hazelight Studio, violated the naming rights of the brand. Take-Two, which demanded that the game name be changed, attracted a lot of reaction in the gaming world with this lawsuit.
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