A lawsuit filed last week by a Los Angeles-based entertainment company alleging copyright infringement has garnered international attention.
The suit was filed by the Hollywood video game developer and distributor, Universal Pictures, against Sony Corp., Warner Bros. and Electronic Arts.
In the suit, the company claims that “Age of Ultron” video game contains elements that infringe on the copyrighted “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” movie series and “the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
The lawsuit alleges that the use of “Avenger” characters and characters and concepts from the “Age Of Ultron”-related movies and television shows constitute a “transformative use” of the Marvel Studios movies and TV series.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, including lost profits and other costs.
Universal Pictures, a unit of Warner Bros., is a major studio with studios worldwide.
The studio is producing “Ace Attorney,” which is set in the fictional world of “The Justice League,” with a cast of over 20 characters including Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman.
It is also developing “The Secret Life of Pets,” which will star Mandy Patinkin.
It is the second time that Universal has sought to block a video game.
In 2013, Universal accused Ubisoft of infringing on the “Ubisoft” video games “The Crew” and “Ubuntu,” which are currently available for iOS and Android devices.
The companies also sued Valve over “Half Life 3” and its downloadable content, “Half-Life: The Lost Episode.”