Cinemark USA Inc v. Roblox Corporation is a lawsuit filed by Cinemark USA, one of the largest theater chains in the United States, against Roblox and a dozen of its users for alleged trademark infringement. According to the lawsuit, users created games including Cinemark theaters and games reenacting the 2012 Aurora shooting. Cinemark claims that the creators of these games "knowingly and/or recklessly make false statements that disparage Cinemark’s good name, business reputation, services, products and goods. [The creators] did so with the intent to cause, and actually caused, pecuniary loss to the Cinemark."
List of games deleted
The following games were deleted in response to the lawsuit.
Some other content was deleted as well.
- https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160618/16093634745/cinemark-files-trademark-infringement-lawsuit-against-roblox-over-user-generated-content.shtml techdirt article featuring the story.
- Sanford, Warren, Cinemark USA Inc. vs ROBLOX Corporation and Numerous Unnamed John/Jane Does, June 2016, https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2866590/Cinemark-v-Roblox.pdf