Rockstar Games Sues The BBC For Alleged Trademark Infringement

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Grand_Theft_Auto_logo_series.svgA new lawsuit once again has the enormously popular video game Grand Theft Auto as the main subject.

Rockstar Games, along with their parent company and publisher Take-Two Interactive have filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the British Broadcasting Company.

It was done in response to the BBC moving forward with a documentary on the real-life details behind the creation and development of the game that has become a part of pop culture since its first appearance over ten years ago on video game consoles.

According to a Rockstar spokesperson, the lawsuit is meant to “ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC’s pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games.”

They went on to remark that all parties were in negotiations to have the signature trademark as part of the docudrama but had to sue once the talks fizzled.

The script docudrama, entitled ‘Game Changer’, is based on on the book “Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto” by David Kurshner.

Daniel Radcliffe is set to star as Rockstar co-founder Sam Houser, and Bill Paxton will appear in the 90-minute film as noted anti-video game activist Jack Thompson.

Christopher A. Smith

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