In what can only be termed "incredibly ironic" due to the way China and Chinese firms are usually portrayed with regards to intellectual property (IP), a Chinese firm has sued Blizzard over alleged use of its fonts in World of Warcraft.
Founder Electronics is asking for
compensation of 100 million yuan for the alleged infringement - the
largest amount claimed by a Chinese company in a copyright case.
It alleges its fonts were illegally used in Blizzard's popular online game World of Warcraft.
Founder Electronics is one of China's oldest computer companies, and is a
major developer of Chinese fonts. Meanwhile, Chinese players account for approximately 40% of WoW players. Since joining the WTO in 2001, Chinese firms have been much more concerned about their IP rights, but many would say the street only goes one way.