Judge tells Manchester United to rewrite claim against Football Manager makers

5 June 2020

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Photo: PA Images Manchester United says they will review the High Court's judgement.

High Court Judge Paul Morgan has refused Manchester United's claim Football Manager creator Sega is working with third parties to circumvent the EU's trademark infringement rules.

The club's pleadings fail to suggest gamers have profited from modifying the popular video game.

Manchester United say they will review the High Court's judgement.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Manchester United have been told to rewrite their claim against the creators of Football Manager, Sega, after the club failed to suggest gamers have profited from modifying the highly popular video game in breach of the EU's trademark infringement rules. 

The club last month were revealed to have sued the creators of the series for allegedly infringing their trademark by using United's name "extensively throughout the game". 

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