Upper Deck Files Lawsuit Against Disney Lorcana Creators Over Stolen Intellectual Property
Lisa Krueger, Sr. Communications Director, Ravensburger North America released a statement regarding the lawsuit by Upper Deck.
“We at Ravensburger stand behind the integrity of our team and the originality of our products. The baseless claims filed this week are entirely without merit, and we look forward to proving this in due time. In the meantime, our focus continues to be on developing and launching a fantastic game in August.”
Trading card company Upper Deck, renowned since its establishment in 1988, has recently taken legal action against Ravensburger and a former Upper Deck game designer, Ryan Miller, as the primary defendants in a lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, Upper Deck alleges that Ravensburger, in collaboration with Miller, illicitly replicated and repackaged Upper Deck’s original game, subsequently marketing it as “Lorcana.” Upper Deck has thus filed a lawsuit in San Diego, citing Miller’s “breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud,” and accusing Ravensburger of engaging in “unfair business practices.”
The filing further asserts that Ravensburger and Miller collaborated closely during the relevant period, violating Miller’s contractual obligations in California.
Upper Deck, renowned for its contributions to the trading card industry, seeks legal recourse to address the alleged infringement and protect its intellectual property rights.
Upper Deck President Jason Masherah stated the following:
We invested significant time and resources to develop a new and novel trading card game. Our current leadership values the importance of protecting the intellectual property of both Upper Deck and its licensors.
We want gamers and fans to continue enjoying and having access to unique, innovative, and immersive trading card games. We encourage competition in the industry, but also strongly believe in playing by the rules to ensure the gaming community benefits from the different creative choices of each manufacturer.
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