Federal Court Rejects All Novomatics Claims Against EGT

Novomatic AG has been enforcing legal claims against Euro Games Technology Ltd. (EGT), headquartered in Sofia, and its German distribution partner, E-Systems GmbH, for more than 4 years.

On 15 October 2020 in Karlsruhe, the Federal Court of Justice (I ZR 25/20) dismissed the lawsuit lodged by Novomatic against the non-admission of the appeal.

Thus, the Berlin Court of Appeal ‘s decision of 6 December 2019, which, following the Berlin District Court’s decision of 9 May 2017, dismissed all Novomatic’s arguments, remains valid: EGT has neither infringed the trademark rights of Novomatic nor behaved unfairly within the context of competition law nor infringed trade and trade secrets. All the claims against Novomatic were found to be groundless. The third and final case is the Federal Court of Justice ruling.

EGT said in a press release Friday. The decision of the Federal Court of Justice is the third and final instance.

“EGT announces the decision of the Federal Court of Justice with satisfaction, since in its work EGT has always paid the greatest attention to compliance with all applicable laws, especially related to the protection of intellectual property,” the company added in the release. “EGT diligently followed its own high standards in all its R&D, manufacturing, sales and technical support activities. The innovative products, the high quality service and the trustworthy relationships with all partners have been among the key factors that brought EGT to one of the leading positions in the global gaming industry. EGT will remain true to its core value to give more to the customers.”