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Ubisoft sues The Black Eyed Peas for $1m

Companies in legal dispute over unreleased iOS game

Ubisoft has sued BEP Music for $1 million for alleged breach of contract with regard to an unreleased iPad and iPhone game.


While court documents don't mention the name of the music group or the game in question, BEP Music LLC only owns one trademark, The Black Eyed Peas Experience, Player Attack reports.

Ubisoft released The Black Eyed Peas Experience for Wii in November 2011, but the publisher says it has been unable to release a completed iOS version due to repeatedly failed attempts to get BEP Music to approve submitted material.

"Since March 2012, and despite Ubisoft's repeated requests, BEP Music has breached the contract by failing and refusing to either approve or disapprove the IOS game in writing or otherwise," reads Ubisoft's complaint.

"Ubisoft has performed all of the obligations required of it under the contract, except as those obligations that have been excused by BEP Music's conduct or by operation of law.

"At the time of BEP Music's breach of contract, Ubisoft had spent 181,000 Euros (approximately $233,000) in developing the IOS game.

"As a direct and proximate result of BEP Music's breach of contract, Ubisoft has suffered damages in an amount in excess of $1,000,000, which not only includes Ubisoft's out-of-pocket development costs, but also the profits Ubisoft has lost and will continue to lose as a result of BEP Music's breach of contract."