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Triller Fight Club Sued Over Use of Triangle-Shaped Ring (1)

Nov. 19, 2021, 4:50 PMUpdated: Nov. 19, 2021, 6:38 PM

Social video app Triller Inc. and owner Ryan Kavanaugh are facing claims by bare knuckles fight promoter BYB Extreme Fighting Series LLC that they copied its patented triangle-shaped fighting surface for use in their competing Triller Fight Club LLC.

The complaint, filed by BYB and Lights Out Productions LLC, alleges Lights Out holds a design patent, copyright registration, and trademark registration for the “TRIGON” triangle ring design, and BYB is the exclusive licensee of its intellectual property interests.

Triller and Kavanaugh, a rising Hollywood studio mogul, infringed on those rights when announcing in October they will be sponsoring a “Triad ...