Originally Posted by Corvo Attano 77
Seems to be a lot of misinformation here, and stuff that just doesn't sound right to me. So I did some googling out if curiosity. As far as I can tell Apple are not responsible for protecting trademarks or copyrights, nor are they liable when infringements occur. However if they fail to remove an app reported as an infringement then they may be liable for "secondary infringement". They were criticized in the past for being slow to respond to requests for app removal due to infringement, so late last year they released a new tool to devs designed specifically to streamline the process. Whether it worked or not I don't know.
To be clear, Apple was recently sued by a cohort of different CHINESE companies for failing to block CHINESE developers from stealing each others' products and trying to sell them on the Apple Store in China. MILLIONS of dollars. I don't know how much they had to pay eventually, but they were being sued en masse by dozens of companies who went for the throat after an tv program went on air about Apple's poor protection of copyright.
They do a poor enough job on their Apple Store in America in English -- now imagine their responsibility to a store with entirely Chinese language products.
And here we have another Chinese developer blatantly (not even renaming, like Blizzard did to Warhammer 40k) a trademarked product, and Apple is sitting on their hands until somebody cares about a stink.
Not that the game actually has the Zerg (I did not buy it, but I don't see any tentacled Cthulhu monsters in the screens); seems the dev just took the name to get attention.