Video Game Law Blog

May 22, 2006

The WWE and THQ aren't the best of friends. THQ has a merchandising licence from the WWE, but the WWE says it was obtained by commercial bribery. In 2004, the WWE sued THQ and its joint-venture partner Jakks Pacific Inc., seeking to nullify the licence. Then, last year, the WWE came off the top rope and body-slammed THQ CEO Brian Farrell by adding him as an individual defendant. 

THQ appears to be unscathed. It recently announced a long-term multi-platform deal with Yukes to produce further WWE games. THQ said the lawsuit was not a factor in the deal.
Coverage here  http://www.shorl.com/gatrepylotapro (gamesindustry.biz)