The Pokémon Company is Suing the Planner of a Pokémon-Themed Party for $4,000
Ramar Larkin Jones planned to throw a Pokémon-themed party to kick off PAX (as he has the previous four years), but plans changed when he received noticed that The Pokémon Company had filed a lawsuit against him. Jones used images of Pokémon in fliers and Facebook ads for his party, and charged $2 per ticket to attend. He claims that the total amount of money he collected was only around $500, which wasn’t even enough to cover the costs of the party. Upon being notified of the lawsuit, he cancelled the party and refunded the money to everyone who bought a ticket, but unfortunately the ordeal didn’t end there.
Despite cancelling the party, Jones says that The Pokémon Company is still suing him, and they’re seeking $4,000. Additionally, they expect the money to be paid in full by mid-November and have apparently rejected an offer from Jones to pay back the cash over the course of one year. Jones has set up a fundraiser page to cover his legal fees, and he’s nearly hit his mark. The Pokémon Company could not be reached for comment on the matter.