Two greats in the video game industry are battling it out in the courtroom. On September 9th, Bethesda Softworks LLC (maker of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind) initiated a lawsuit against Interplay Entertainment Corporation (maker of Fallout, Fallout 2, and Balder's Gate). Bethesda is alleging that Interplay breached an Asset Purchase Agreement and Trademark License Agreement, engaged in Unfair Competition, and infringed Bethesda's Trademark in FALLOUT. Bethesda purchased all rights, title, and interest in the FALLOUT mark from Interplay on April 4, 2007, for $5,750,000. Bethesda asked the court to enjoin Interplay from the use, manufacture, distribution, sale and promotion of Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Collection, Fallout Trilogy, and Saga Fallout.
Bethesda Softworks LLC v. Interplay Entertainment Corporation Complaint