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Man Utd to sue the makers of Football Manager

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/11992938/manchester-united-sue-football-manager-makers-over-use-of-clubs-name-in-game

I wonder why this wasn’t an issue for the past 28 years that Sports Interactive have been making the Championship/Football Manager games.

On an unrelated note, Man Utd have also announced the Coronavirus pandemic has so far cost them £28m.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52759246

Comments

  • So starting from next season it will be 
    Minchaster Unatid on football manager haha be like playing PES haha
  • Juventus are already on Football Manager as another name

    Its crazy because of the Editor you get supplied with so you can just change the name straight back
  • Expect it’ll have to be something fairly different. Not sure if Juventus threatened to sue, but they’re called Zebre on FM20.
  • Sets a precedent if they win the case though as then loads of other clubs can/will also sue FM.

    In the article it also says United argue FM have infringed their trademark over their logo by not using the official United crest in the game, instead "replacing the club crest with a simplified red and white striped logo".

    But surely if they'd used the club crest, then United would have also sued them for using that too?
  • That’s despicable. 

    But also completely understandable.

    They’re both right and both wrong.

    What’s a boy to do. Two mega brands, in their own fields, having a spat.

    I think I’ll ignore it and worry about people being effected by corona virus in all it’s various ways.
  • Scoham said:
    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/11992938/manchester-united-sue-football-manager-makers-over-use-of-clubs-name-in-game

    I wonder why this wasn’t an issue for the past 28 years that Sports Interactive have been making the Championship/Football Manager games.

    On an unrelated note, Man Utd have also announced the Coronavirus pandemic has so far cost them £28m.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52759246
    Gotta feel sorry for Konami when they find out who Man Red is on PES 
  • Scoham said:
    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/11992938/manchester-united-sue-football-manager-makers-over-use-of-clubs-name-in-game

    I wonder why this wasn’t an issue for the past 28 years that Sports Interactive have been making the Championship/Football Manager games.

    On an unrelated note, Man Utd have also announced the Coronavirus pandemic has so far cost them £28m.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52759246
    Gotta feel sorry for Konami when they find out who Man Red is on PES 
    Have t played it for years, does PES still name Dutch players as Oranges1, Oranges2 etc? 
  • So they are suing because the game useS the correct name

    and suing because they didn’t use use the badge

    Riiiiight
  • So starting from next season it will be 
    Minchaster Unatid on football manager haha be like playing PES haha
    Ryan Greggs was a legend
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  • Are they not saying that if you use our name you use our official crest. Rather than diluting their brand? 
  • Football is rotten to the core.  Corporate borefest stolen by suits who probably had no interest in the game as children.
    You enjoying not having to put on your suit and get on the train to suck the corporate cock every day Rodders?

    I am.

    Problem is that the advancements in technology mean I'm forced to suck it from home now instead.
  • Tramps
  • Off_it said:
    Football is rotten to the core.  Corporate borefest stolen by suits who probably had no interest in the game as children.
    You enjoying not having to put on your suit and get on the train to suck the corporate cock every day Rodders?

    I am.

    Problem is that the advancements in technology mean I'm forced to suck it from home now instead.

    Oh yes mate, if I  had my time again would never get involved in it.   Do something you enjoy and never work a day n'all that.
  • Is it ok to use Man Utd. If not, then we better change the title of this thread or they might sue CL.
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