Today, Rockstar Games has filed a lawsuit against BBC London for trademark infringement. The lawsuit is directed at BBC London’s upcoming drama “Game Changer.”
This 90 minute feature is said to be based on real life issues between Rockstar President Sam Houser (Daniel Radcliffe) and US lawyer Jack Thompson (Bill Paxton), who very openly expresses his disgust towards the Grand Theft Auto series.
Rockstar had this to say:
“Take-Two Interactive has filed suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled ‘Game Changer’ as it relates to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto video game series.
“While holders of the trademarks referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project. Our goal is to ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC’s pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games. We have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution. It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary.”
A BBC spokesperson, when approached, says that they do not comment on legal matters.
The drama was set to be released later in the year, but we can only speculate if that will really happen now. Do you guys think that Rockstar is valid with a lawsuit? Let us know in the comments below.