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The Pokémon Company has taken a company using its trademarks and assets to advertise an NFT-based Pokémon mobile game to court.
Australian company Pokémon Pty Ltd set up and advertised a website claiming to be launching a crypto game called PokéWorld (thanks, Vooks).
The company even claimed to have worked on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Pokémon Home and Pokémon Sleep.
The Pokémon Company International has asked the court to seek a resolution to stop Pokémon Pty Ltd from using their trademarks, and to stop the game’s launch as well as selling any NFTs using their intellectual property.
It has also emphasised that neither The Pokémon Company nor Nintendo has launched any NFTs.
This does appear to be a slam-dunk case of blatant copyright infringement.
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Ishraq Subhan
Ishraq is a freelance games journalist. His first ever console was the PlayStation, where he found his love of games through Ridge Racer. He likes to think he’s really into story-driven games, but spends most of his time on the latest yearly Call of Duty release.
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