RC3, Inc. v. Justin
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Case No. 3:2012cv00193, Filed on February 24, 2012


This cause
of action for declaratory judgment arose after RC3, Inc., received a
cease-and-desist letter from counsel for pop-star Justin Bieber regarding a
mobile game which Bieber claimed infringed on his copyrights, trademarks, and
various other intellectual property rights.
The game in question, Joustin
, portrayed a beaver that need to navigate a river, fight off “Phot-hogs”
and signed “Otter-graphs”.  In response
to RC3’s complaint, Bieber moved for dismissal claiming lack of personal
jurisdiction as well as failure to state a claim.  On September 17, 2013, the Court granted the
motion for dismissal, on the grounds that there was no personal
jurisdiction.  The Court’s order gave RC3
until October 15, 2012 to file a Second Amended Complaint.  However, as of October 26, 2012, RC3 had not
filed an amended complaint and the Court dismissed the case and ordered the
case closed.
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