the World's second richest club, Manchester United has gone to the attack on the popular computer game Football Manager.
the Club, which, according to the american business magazine Forbes in wealth only being surpassed by Real Madrid, claiming that the computer game without asking have taken advantage of to be associated with the club winning and the club's brand.
The last is, according to Manchester United's lawyer 'one of the world's most valuable and recognised brands', and the name of the club used 'extensively throughout the game'.
Simultaneously claiming England's most successful club with 20 championships, that the company behind Football Manager, Sega Publishing and Sports Interactive (SI), in addition to having abused the club's name, have violated the club's logo at the to have created an imitation.
The judicial showdown whistle blew and it started on Friday with a so-called 'fjernhøring'.
Here rejected Football Manager attacked by pointing out that since 1992 has used Manchester United's name without being sued, then the club may, after 28 years of not suddenly sue popular computer games.
the Representative from the Football Manager could also tell that the staff from the Manchester United analyseafdeling through the years have approached and made use of the game's comprehensive database of miscellaneous facts about players, which could be interesting to scoute.
So, on the way one has been paid back.
Several of the big clubs follow anxiously from the sidelines, because soccer has become 'big business', so if that can also be downloaded money back home to get Football Manager to pay on 'box a', will Manchester United be stroked on the shoulders.
the computer game goes in all simplicity, to the player that a manager should put a team and lead it forward.
Football Manager has violated the Manchester United logo to make an imitation. The man in the background is the former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard. Photo: Polfoto/Casper Dalhoff,
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