GTA’s Pig Pen Not Play Pen

Grand Theft Auto is officially art. Rockstar Games had been sued by the owners of an LA strip club, who felt that the Pig Pen was too close to their own Play Pen. But US District judge Margaret Marrow ruled:

Defendants’ use of the Play Pen trade dress and trademark bears some artistic relevance to the game, and does not explicitly mislead consumers as to the source or content of the game.

So with this and the Hot Coffee ruckus behind them, Rockstar can gear up for the release of Bully and the accompanying media squwaks.