Friday, November 12, 2004

Marvel takes on 'City of Heroes'

The Associated Press reports that Marvel Enterprises is suing the makers of the popular City of Heroes, claiming the computer role-playing game allows players to create characters that are too similar to the company's trademarked superheroes.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, accuses South Korea-based NCSoft Corp. and San Francisco-based Cryptic Studios of violating Marvel's trademarks. The publisher is seeking unspecified damages, and an injunction against the two companies to prevent them from using the characters.