THQ sues Activision Blizzard over box art

THQ has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard over the trade dress and copyright of an off-road racing game, reports law blog Patent Arcade. THQ alleges that SCORE International Baja 1000: The Official Game, releasing this month, infringes on the trade dress (box art) of its Baja: Edge of Control.

We certainly notice the strong similarities between the two covers, but we're sure the legal rationale for the suit will go beyond saying: "These two cars are in practically the same position on the cover, with a red car in the foreground and a blue one airborne in the background." At least, we hope the legal arguments go beyond that.

PDF - THQ Inc. v. Activision Blizzard, Inc. [Patent Arcade]

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