Report: Update On Randy Orton's Tattoo Artist Suing WWE And 2K Games

An update on the story.

This past April it was reported by TMZ that the tattoo artist of former 13-time WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Catherine Alexander was going to be taking legal action against WWE and 2K Games. The reason that she is currently doing so is because of 2K Games using her tattoo designs for Randy Orton's video game character without her permission. Alexander has been Orton's tattoo artists since 2003 and she also owns the copyrights to "The Viper's" ink. Catherine Alexander feels that Randy Orton's character in the WWE 2K games having the exact tattoos that Orton has on his real-life body is copyright infringement.

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Last month, PWInsider provided an update on the case noting that WWE and 2K Games filed to dismiss the case claiming that Alexander did not file for trademark in a particular time frame in regards to the lawsuit. The site has provided a follow-up report on the case which reads that WWE and 2K are arguing that the court does not have jurisdiction over them. Alexander responded to that by stating that the court does have personal jurisdiction over WWE and 2K because both parties chose to target the alleged infringement of her work and when this issue was initially brought up in 2009, WWE offered to pay Alexander $450 for the rights to her work. It was also noted within the report that all discovery in the case must be completed by January 7th, 2019 and a settlement conference has been set for April 16th, 2019.

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