Oct. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Waxahachie, TX -- Lifeline Studios, Inc., the original creator of the Charlie Church Mouse educational computer games and The Charlie Church Mouse Show aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network, has announced that, on July 13, 2012, it obtained a Final Judgment for Damages and Permanent Injunction against Left Behind Games, Inc. (Symbol: LFBG) in connection with its legal proceedings in Waxahachie, Texas over Left Behind’s breach of software development agreements, violations of federal trademark infringement laws (Lanham Act), and breach of the acquisition agreement for the Charlie Church Mouse brand between Lifeline and Left Behind in 2010.
Lifeline’s lead counsel in the case, James P. Moon of Kaplan & Moon, PLLC, Dallas, Texas, confirmed that the Judgment was entered awarding LifeLine the sum of $1,497,533.00 in damages for breach of contract and trademark infringement, as well as $41,120.00 in attorneys’ fees and expenses.
In addition, Mr. Moon indicated that the Judgment also rescinded the acquisition transaction between Lifeline and Left Behind and revested the ownership of the Charlie Church Mouse brand, trademark, and other intellectual property back to Lifeline and imposed a permanent injunction against Left Behind to prevent, among other things, future trademark violations in connection with the Charlie Church Mouse brand and products. The permanent injunction not only enjoins Left Behind from marketing or advertising itself, on its website or otherwise, as the owner of the Charlie Church Mouse brand, but also requires Left Behind to (a) destroy all infringing marketing and advertising materials, (b) notify existing distributors, sellers, and potential purchaser of the Charlie Church Mouse products of the change in ownership, and (c) cease all manufacturing and distribution of Charlie Church Mouse games and related products.
Tony Fouts, President of LifeLine Studios, stated, “It’s great to have Charlie Church Mouse back home again! With Charlie Church Mouse and the additional properties obtained from Left Behind we are poised to take faith-based interactive entertainment to the next level. Be watching for all new games as well as mobile versions for every game in our catalog.”