LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is suing the makers of the “Football Manager” video game series for allegedly infringing its trademark by using the club’s name.
The English Premier League side has taken legal action against the developers of the popular football management simulation for replacing the club logo with a simplified red and white striped version.
United claims this “deprives the registered proprietor of its right to have the club crest licensed.”
Sega Publishing and Sports Interactive said they have been legitimately using the club’s name in a football context in “Football Manager” and its predecessor, “Championship Manager,” since 1992 without any complaints.
Data analytics and talent scouts working for United contacted SI asking for access to the