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Trial Date Set For Next Month in WWE 2K Lawsuit Over Randy Orton’s Tattoos

December 20, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Randy Orton WWE 2K20 Image Credit: 2K Games

The long-simmering lawsuit over Randy Orton’s tattoos in WWE 2K is set to go to trial next month. As PWInsider reports, the lawsuit filed by tattoo artist Catherine Alexander’s against WWE, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., 2K Games, Inc., 2K Sports, Inc., Visual Concepts Entertainment, Yuke’s Co., Ltd. and Yuke’s LA Inc. has a trial date for January 31st, 2022.

The lawsuit was originally filed in April of 2018 and alleges that Alexander owns all the original designs for her work on Orton. She alleges that she never gave the defendants permission to recreate them in the video games and thus they are infringing on her copyrights.

The trial has been postponed several times over the past few years for various reasons, including of course the pandemic. A judge ruled in September of last year that WWE and Take-Two had copied five of Alexander’s original designs that she holds valid trademarks on but denied a summary judgment for Alexander, sending the case toward a jury trial.

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