“The Legend of Mir 2”. [Photo provided by Wemade Co.]
South Korean game publisher Wemade Co. won another lawsuit against two Chinese companies over intellectual property infringement of its MMORPG label “The Legend of Mir 2”.
WeMade shares gained 2.26 percent to trade at 40,650 won ($33.86) at 2:50 pm on Wednesday.
According to WeMade, Beijing`s Intellectual Property Court Tuesday ruled that Shengqu Games (formerly Shanda Games) and 37Games should stop their game publishing as their web games violate the intellectual property rights of Re Xue Chuan Qi, the Chinese mobile version of The Legend of Mir 2 and create unfair competition.
The ruling immediately stops the two Chinese game companies from marketing and requires them to discard all related game materials.
WeMade filed the lawsuits with Beijing`s Intellectual Property Court against Shengqu Games and 37Games in October and November 2017.
The latest win comes after the International Court of Arbitration under Singapore’s International Chamber of Commerce ordered in June that Shanda Games pay compensatory damages to WeMade’s subsidiary for violating the intellectual property of The Legend of Mir 2.
WeMade is still in six separate lawsuits against 37Games over similar IP infringement issues. But the Korean company employs a two-track approach to the Chinese defendants to settle the issues and strike fair royalty deals through negotiations, while seeking justice over copyright infringement.
By Lee Yong-ik and Minu Kim
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