Fallout IP holder Bethesda brought legal proceedings against Interplay for contractual breaches, no less than ten apparently, but now Interplay is angry enough to countersue.
They allege Bethesda went around blabbing to business partners that Interplay had no licensing rights, in bad faith, causing them a lot more financial hardship. Wants IP back.
Interplay also want a court declaration that they retain licensing rights under the trademark licensing agreement (TLA) and asset purchase agreement (APA) signed in April 2007. Alternatively, they want the purchase in 2007 to be rescinded by Bethesda so they get the IP back.
They would also want $15 million in royalties from the success of Fallout 3, with they would petition for under the original licensing papers from 2004 between them and Bethesda.
The court room drama, only without actual drama, continues to unfold.
Interplay countersuits Bethesda, cites terms violated and bad faith
22 October 2009 | By Simon Priest