Winzo VS MPL Fight – Dhoni vs Virat Kohli: IPL 2022 is over but their is another MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli battle in offing, albeit in court. Dhoni’s promoted Online gaming platform WINZO has taken Virat Kohli’s invested company Mobile Premier League (MPL) to court. Winzo has sued MPL over alleged copyright infringement.
It is worth noting that WINZO which has Dhoni as its brand ambassador is also the Kolkata Knight Riders title sponsor. MPL on the other hand is BCCI and Indian Cricket team’s Jersey and Merchandise partner.
Dhoni vs Virat Kohli – Why Winzo has taken MPL to court? Winzo has alleged that MPL has copied it gaming format ‘World War’.
In March just before the IPL, Winzo had alleged that MPL has copied their proprietary format using an identical name. It was reported at that time that Winzo had notified MPL about the infringment at their end.
Winzo now says that MPL took down the format at that point of time. But started using it again under a different name in April.
The sequence of events led Winzo to send a legal notice to MPL.
Now ET reports that the matter is in Delhi High Court now. At the hearing on June 3rd, MPL’s counsel agreed to stop using the format. But for now the matter stands unresolved.
MPL also in news for DOWNSIZING: Indian Cricket Team Sponsor – MPL Fire 100 Employees: It was also reported earlier in Sports News that the official KIT sponsor of Mobile Premier League (MPL), Team India, has announced the layoffs.
MPL has decided to let go of more than 100 employees as it has decided to exit the Indonesian market.
MPL Co-Founder Sai Srinivas informed about the move via internal memo to employees.
The Memo said the “philosophy of growth at all costs is now reversed” and that the “market is now rewarding profitable growth”.
- MPL signed as Indian Cricket Team’s Official KIT Partner in Nov 2020
- MPL pays 65 Lakh per match as Official KIT Partner & 3 Crore per year as Merchandise partner
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