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Dancing Pumpkin Man Threatens To Sue Epic Games, Epic Sues Him Back

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Being one of the most successful video game companies in the world makes you a pretty big target for lawsuits, and Epic Games is no exception. The billion-dollar company behind everyone’s favourite love-to-hate game, Fortnite, has faced a number of lawsuits over the years. Now the company is clapping back.

As told by The Verge [via PCGamer], the story began earlier this year, when everyone’s favourite Dancing Pumpkin Man (otherwise known as Matt Geiler) sent Epic a cease-and-desist.


Credit: Epic Games

Geiler claimed that Epic was using his likeness for Fortnite’s ‘Pump It Up’ emote, and sent the cease-and-desist demanding Epic remove the emote from the game. The dispute escalated without a resolution in sight, and now Epic has also filed a lawsuit against Geiler, seeking a preemptive ruling that it didn’t infringe on Geiler’s copyright or trademark.

Epic wants the court to declare that the company isn’t breaking any rules before Geiler even files a lawsuit. Epic is…



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