Jury Rules Against WWE In Lawsuit Over Use Of Randy Orton's Tattoos In 2K Video Games

The longstanding lawsuit against WWE by Catherine Alexander has been handed a verdict.

In April 2018, Catherine Alexander, Randy Orton’s tattoo artist, filed a lawsuit against WWE, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, 2K Games Inc, 2K Sports Inc, Visual Concepts Entertainment, Yukes Co Ltd, and Yukes LA Inc for using her tattoo designs in their video games without her permission. She alleged that she alone owns the copyrights to those designs as they were original works.

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The case went to trial on September 26 and after less than four hours of deliberation, the jury ruled in favor of Alexander, noting that the tattoos did not fall under fair use.

According to PWInsider, it is not yet known what the defendants will be required to pay, nor whether the defendants will attempt to appeal the decision.

Orton is currently sidelined with a back injury and it is unknown at this time when he will be able to return to television.

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