“Manchester United” began to plead with the developer of a series of Fooball Manager. The club is unhappy that the company wants to forge the brand of the club in their games.
Representatives of the DOJ said that Sega and Sports Interactive are illegally using the name of Manchester United without the official logo. At the request of the plaintiff, thus these companies deprived the organization authorized to sell licenses and trying to forge its brand.
In turn, the defendant argues that the club’s name “Manchester United” was used in the games in the series since 1992, but the plaintiff never filed a complaint until this lawsuit. Also, the players of Manchester United repeatedly spoke positively about Football Manager, and the club has provided developers with their database.