High 5 Games Takes IGT to Court

The case of High 5 Games against International Game Technology (IGT) began in Chicago this week. In its filing, High 5 Games says that IGT as violated several conditions of a licensing agreement the two companies once had and has not paid royalties owed on 81 games.

According to court documents, IGT used game features licensed by High 5 on various slot machines but has not paid royalties.

A few of the slots mentioned in the case include Star Wars, Elvis, Sex and the City and Ghostbusters.

High 5 indicated that the agreement is no longer active but IGT has still not made required payments, has continued to distribute certain games, and has "...failed to abandon, cancel, or assign to High 5 Games certain trademark filings."

IGT uses many of the licensed games in its DoubleDown social casino.

High 5 has asked for damages and wants IGT to discontinue the games containing High 5 features.

The history between the two companies dates back to 2003 according to court documents. It was then that a licensing agreement was made, was extended in 2008 and ended in 2011. Other games from High 5 include Golden Goddess, DaVinci Diamonds and Cats.

Representatives from IGT have refused to comment as the case is currently in court.
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    catapultaudio

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    I've not heard of High5 so its not really that surprising to see a behemoth like IGT trying to take them for a ride... they will surely have the upper hand in terms of cash flow I'm sure, and will be hiring all kinds of fancy lawyers to throw at the situation.. good luck to High5 though!

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