Smilegate announces they sued Neowiz Games for returning of Crossfire trademark rights today. This action is about returning Crossfire trademark rights to Smilegate because Neowiz Games closed its domestic publishing service on the 11th of July.
Smilegate is carry forward publishing Crossfire in Korea by itself. However, they cannot use the title ‘Crossfire’ unless Neowiz Games returns the rights. This law suit could influence the its service in China because Neowiz Games has the trademark rights in China as well. Smilegate only has the rights for its DB. The publishing contract with Tencent will be expired at the next summer.
Crossfire is ranked #1 in China with 3.5 million CCU.