To no surprise the lawsuit-happy Epic is suing the augmented reality glasses Nreal over trademark infringement. Whilst Unreal and Nreal might sound similar… Does it stand a chance?
Epic Games is no beginner when it comes to lawsuits, and is currently in court with Apple. As of this article they are currently undergoing the third week of trials.
Epic claims that the company’s name (Nreal) “looks and sounds virtually identical” and that it was “no coincidence.”
They also state that both of the companies are competing in the same market. With that being said, where is Epic’s augmented reality glasses then? Hard to confuse a game engine with a pair of glasses.
Nreal first released its Nreal Light mixed-reality glasses last year in South Korea, with plans to launch them in the US soon according to The Verge. Since then the glasses are also now available in various countries in Europe.
Apparently the two companies have been in discussion over the Unreal name for a few years now. Surprisingly, it also isn’t the first time the augmented reality company, Nreal has been in legal trouble.
Last year Magic Leap tried to take the Nreal CEO Chi Xu to court over using “stolen” secrets to found the company. Of course the claim was thrown out.
If you want to learn more about Nreal, you can check out their official website.