A company that trademarked a card game referenced in the “Star Wars” franchise is going all-in and suing Lucasfilm for trademark infringement.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ren Ventures claims they trademarked the name “Sabacc” for a card game app that combines poker and blackjack.
Ren claims they filed for the trademark in 2015, it went unopposed, and it was granted in 2016.
But “Sabacc” is the name of a card game from the “Star Wars” films and is featured in the upcoming film, “Solo.” In a recent interview about the film with Entertainment Weekly, Donald Glover (who plays a young Lando Calrissian in the film) talked about playing the game in a scene.
Ren claims they did not authorize use of the term and Lucasfilm is violating their trademark by using it.
Ren further claims Lucasfilm took things a step further by partnering with Denny’s on a commercial centered around the game.
The company is suing Lucasfilm, Denny’s and Collider.com for trademark infringement and is seeking unspecified damages.
The lawsuit is a response to Lucasfilm’s lawsuit last year against Ren, claiming the trademark should be canceled because it was likely to create customer confusion.