Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has begun legal proceedings against Hong-Kongs Lik-Sang, the gaming hardware exporter said today.
SCEEs move is specifically intended to prevent Lik-Sang from selling PlayStation Portable handheld consoles to European buyers unable to wait for the PSPs formal launch on 1 September. Lik-Sang denounced the lawsuit, filed with the Hong Kong High Court, as a "cynical attempt to disrupt the successful online business... gain total market control, and garner publicity". SCEE, on the other hand, said: "Lik-Sangs [exports] are an unlawful interference with Sonys economic interests."
News source: Channel Register