On October 15, the German Supreme Court ruled in favor of EGT in their dispute with Novomatic. This case had been going on for four years. In October 2016, Novomatic accused their competitor of using important elements of their games in their slot machines.
Together with EGT, his sales partner in Germany, D-Systems Gmbh, was involved in the case. In 2017, a Berlin court had already dismissed the developer’s allegations, but Novomatic went to court again. The appellate court rejected the appeal, so the company went even further. But again, to no avail. This is now the final decision.
The court found no violations of trademark rights, competition laws, or trade and business secrets. All charges were declared unfounded. EGT has already welcomed the verdict and noted that it has always complied with all laws, especially those related to intellectual property rights.