Pokémon fans headed to the PAX gaming conference in Seattle suffered a disappointment on Thursday when their schedule party didn't materialize. The reason? Copyright lawyers working for the The Pokémon Company saw the whole fiesta as a giant festival of infringement.
Company lawyers got wind of the unofficial party, which was advertised on a poster (above) that included two characters from the Pokémon universe: Pikachu, the most famous character (or Pokémon), and the dragon-like Snivy. On Wednesday Aug. 26, one day before the party, they sued (PDF) to stop it.
"Defendants boast that the '5th Annual Unofficial Pokémon PAX Kickoff Party' will feature among other things, 'Pokémon themed shots and drinks - Smash Bros. Tournament with cash prize - Dancing - Giveaways - Cosplay Contest and more,' and an “AMAZIN POKEMON MASHUP," the complaint reads.