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The Pokémon Company is Suing Chinese Developers For Intellectual Property Theft

The Pokémon Company is moving to sue the developers of Pokémon Reissue, a mobile game available in China that the company has accused of plagiarism and copyright infringement.

according to South China Morning Post reportThe Pokémon Company is seeking $72.5 million in damages from the six companies involved in the development of Pokémon reprints through the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court.

The company has also asked the company to stop developing and distributing the game and asks the company to apologize on Chinese social media platforms.

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This app has been operated without permission from The Pokémon Company since 2015. One of its developers, Zhongnan Heavy Industries, reported a 24.5% revenue increase in 2021, and one year after its release, Pokemon’s reissue has already given developers his I was making $43 million. .

as pointed out by polygonthe app uses seemingly unchanged assets and characters such as Pikachu and Ash Ketchum from the Pokémon series in its promotional materials.

Not just this time Pokemon The company filed a lawsuit over intellectual property theft. In 2020, the company sued influencers for Pokémon-themed merchandise and branding, and in 2019 moved to sue the people behind the Sword and Shield leaks.

Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer for IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, she contributes to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find us on Twitter: @ameliazollner.

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