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Augmented Reality Game Litigation

Warner attorneys filed a ground-breaking First Amendment lawsuit challenging a municipal ordinance in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The ordinance subjected companies publishing augmented reality games to fines and imprisonment unless they first obtained a permit from the county. Our client challenged the ordinance after the launch of their location-based augmented reality game in which players carried their mobile devices to game stops.

Warner attorneys obtained preliminary and permanent injunctions striking down regulation of location-based augmented reality games under the First Amendment. This was the first case to extend free speech rights to the AR medium.

Candy Lab Inc. v. Milwaukee County, 266 F. Supp. 3d 1139 (E.D. Wis. 2017)