Marvel Sues City of Heroes Publisher
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 15, 2004 - 10:12
USA Today has a story on Marvel suing City of Heroes videogame publisher NCSoft.
The jist of this seems to be that Marvel claims injuries from the fact that City of Hero allows players to design, among 1000s of possibilities, heroes that look somewhat like Marvel, and to name, among all possible combinations of letters, the heroes with Marvel superhero names. It's not clear from the USA Today story whether this suit is based on trademark or copyright or both, but on first glance, Marvel might as well sue Adobe for making Photoshop and Microsoft for making Word.