Video Game Law Blog

May 02, 2006

Martin Tremblay, formerly the head of Ubisoft in Quebec, now the President Worldwide Studios of Vivendi Games, has been provisionally enjoined by Mongeon J.C.S. of Quebec's Superior Court from, directly or indirectly, competing with Ubisoft and ordered to immediately cease working, directly or indirectly, within Canada, the United States and Mexico, for himself or any third party, in any business which manufactures or commercializes video products that may compete with products sold, manufactured or developed by Ubisoft. The provisional injunction was issued based on Martin's contract with Ubisoft, which contained a non-competition covenant.

Unless it is renewed, or an interlocutory injunction or safeguard order is issued, the provisional injunction will only remain in force until 5:00 PM on Tuesday May 9, 2006. 

The irony of it is that Tremblay was the principal supporter behind Ubisoft's recent clashes with EA over the use of non-competition clauses.  

coverage at