Justice mandates Riot to resolve plagiarism process against mobile legends in China
In 2018, Riot Games, a developer of League of Legends, won a lawsuit against Monotone, a company responsible for mobile legends, in which he accused the Chinese multinational of plagiarizing elements of his main product.
Now, the company that is part of the Chinese multinational Tencent is again in a court clash against Monot1. The return to the court is justified by the fact that even after the order for the owner of the game Mobile Legends to remove her product from online stores, she returned with a modified game and a new title-like if it were a fresh start.
This start, however, coincided with the release of League of Legends: Wild Rift, mobile phone version of the main title of Riot Games. With the game reformulated, the company claimed that Monotone took advantage of the temporal gap to get inspired by Wild Rift and ing new elements to the game.
In the process, which is available for reading at this link, LOL developer said Monotone updated Mobile Legends Bang Bang to copy significant Wild Rift elements, continuing its conscious appropriation cycle of Riot’s intellectual property.
BACK TO CHINA
Just as in 2018 Riot Games filed the lawsuit against Monotone in the United States, but Judge Michael Fitzgerald asked the process to be moved to China again.
He also dismissed the lawsuit because Tencent is moving a separate action against the owner of Mobile Legends, claiming that it would be unfair to make the company face a double fight simultaneously-but Tencent refused to be part of the process filed by Riot Games.
Ajay Krishnan, a partner at the Legal Office that represents Monotone, said the decision to move the process to China was settled to prevent the company from facing duplicate processes and with the same claims, which have been made for years. For him, it would be duplicated, inefficient and totally unfair to proceed with this case in the US, where Monotone would not have access to the main evidence and witnesses.
Riot Games seeks a way to circumvent the decision, as it considers that China is not the most suitable place to continue with a process that was opened by a US company because, despite being part of the Tencent Group, the WR developer It is originally from California.
They also repudiated the decision to make US citizens have to travel to solve a problem that happened in the United States, as well as the fact that the game Mobile Legends Bang Bang is not available in the Asian country.
The League of Legends company commented that it studies to appeal against the decision of Judge Fitzgerald, who says he believes that there is no reason enough for Riot Games to open a new process in parallel with the existing Tencent to Monotone.
The case is currently in the California District Court, but may be moved to Shanghai if Riot Games cannot reverse the situation.