Gearbox Software has today filed a lawsuit against 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment for allegedly infringing on their Duke Nukem intellectual property rights and trademarks in producing ‘Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction’, a Duke Nukem title rumoured to be in development by Interceptor Entertainment with the involvment of 3D Realms, without any permission granted to either party by Gearbox Software or any legal right do to so granted to either party in the 2010 asset purchase agreement for the Duke Nukem intellectual property.
This case stems from efforts to illegally exploit Gearbox’s intellectual property rights in the Duke Nukem video game franchise. Specifically, Defendants Interceptor and 3DR have colluded to misappropriate and make infringing use of the Duke Nukem trademarks and copyrights owned by Gearbox.
‘Exhibit C’ of the filed complaint seems to discuss elements of the asset purchase agreement including 3D Realms retaining of the rights to several Duke Nukem titles that were in development at the time of the asset purchase by Gearbox Software that seem to include the Duke Nukem Trilogy that was in production by Apogee Software, LLC. at the time and another prior to now unheard of Duke Nukem game entitled ‘Survivor’. 3D Realms claim …read more
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