A film journalist is Activision that is suing Blizzard similarities between one of its Call of Duty characters, Mara, and his own copyrighted character and images.
Clayton Haugen alleges that a character he created in 2017 named “Cade Janus” and posted to his website and media that are social utilized whilst the foundation for Mara.
Actress and cosplayer Alex Zedra ended up being employed by Haugen, whose Instagram articles reveal pictures of Zedra in army garb, before the launch of Call of Duty: contemporary Warfare.
The lawsuit alleges that Call of Duty designers saw the pictures and used the actress that is same makeup artist as the basis for Mara, a character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Haugen alleges that Activision Blizzard forced the model and make-up artist to sign non-disclosure agreements to cover the infringement up.
Mara had been included with Call of Duty: contemporary Warfare as an element of its battle that is first pass and has since had several in-game variations released.
The full complaint lays out similarities between Mara and Haugen’s character, and says Haugen is entitled to “recover all monetary remedies from Defendants’ infringement, including all of their profits attributable to their infringements, to the extent that is full by 17 U.S.C. § 505.”
A past lawsuit against Activision Blizzard by AM General, over trademark infringement because of its utilization of Humvees in Call of Duty games, was dismissed final April.