Iron Maiden Sues 3D Realms Over Ion Maiden



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Iron Maiden, the English heavy metallic band, is suing developer 3D Realms for $2 million over its sport Ion Maiden, a first-person shooter that harkens again to Duke Nukem 3D.

The lawsuit, Iron Maiden Holdings Restricted v. 3D Realms Leisure, is a civil grievance over trademark infringement and unfair competitors and was filed in California on Could 28. Iron Maiden claims 3D Realms “… is utilizing Ion Maiden, a confusingly comparable model of the Iron Maiden trademark with out authorization and is trying to reap the benefits of Iron Maiden’s worldwide recognition to promote Defendant’s merchandise and companies.”

Curtesy 3D Realms (by way of Steam).

Picture of Iron Maiden from the 80s with their brand (by way of IronMaiden.com).

The lawsuit claims “Defendant’s Ion Maiden title is sort of similar to the IRON MAIDEN trademark in look, sound and total industrial impression,” and that “Clients who view Defendant’s video sport and merchandise are prone to imagine that Iron Maiden is one way or the other affiliated with Defendant.” Iron Maiden is looking for $2 million in statutory damages over the alleged breech of trademark.

Different proof that Iron Maiden claims infringes upon their trademark is that Shelly Harrison, the title of Ion Maiden’s most important character, is an try to repeat Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris’ title, the sport has a the “similar appear and feel because the Iron Maiden online game Legacy of the Beast,” and there have been “quite a few cases of precise confusion with Iron Maiden followers believing that Defendants’ Ion Maiden merchandise are associated to Iron Maiden.”

(1/four) We’ve lately heard a couple of lawsuit filed in California by the band Iron Maiden, claiming our old-school first-person shooter Ion Maiden (@Bombshell_Game) is infringing on their trademark.

From what we’ve heard, the go well with claims our most important character…

— 3D Realms (@3DRealms) Could 30, 2019

3D Realms has responded to the lawsuit on Twitter, saying these are “frivolous claims anybody who has performed Ion Maiden would discover extra excessive than Shelly’s ‘Loverboy,’ her signature 18-round triple-barreled revolver.”

Ion Maiden is at present in Early Entry on Steam and is out there for $20. The sport is about to launch later in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Swap. Ion Maiden was introduced in February 2018, and serves as a prequel to the top-down motion sport Bombshell developed by Interceptor Leisure and revealed by 3D Realms – Shelly was additionally Bombshell’s most important character.

Iron Maiden has additionally been busy on the planet of video video games, lately releasing the Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast pinball machine from Stern Pinball.

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Colin Stevens is a information author for IGN. Observe him on Twitter.

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