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Skyrim publisher ZeniMax Media has already filed a trademark on the dragonshout sound Fus Ro Dah, and now the publisher is continuing to lock down its property by trademarking the word Dragonborn.
According to the trademark ZeniMax filed, Dragonborn is any “individual who has been born with the blood and soul of a Dragon, but the body of a mortal.” The application is currently waiting for an examining attorney to look it over.
We reached out to ZeniMax for a comment on the trademark, and the company said that it was merely protecting its brand.
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Go ahead Zenimax...then I shall trademark the words "dragon" and "born" separately and sue you twice as hard.
I think too many other products have used the word dragonborn in them for this to go through. Sorry ZeniMax but you weren't the first. Fus Ro Dah is understandable but dragonborn...not so much.
So... any game that has people with ouls of dragons cannot use the word dragonborn? That´s just stupid, games are for people to enjoy, who cares about who owns wich word.It´s like I trademark my name so every one with the same name can be sued -.-
Little ridiculous; they just need to chill out and make games. It's not like it's the most original thing ever created or anything.
I guess I'm going to have to name my dog BornDragon now, CURSE YOU ZENIMAX!!!!!
I'm not sure they'l pull this off. There are many, many "Dragonborns" in the world of fantasy.
But man, that description was hilarious!.
In a related story, ZeniMax has now applied for trademarks on both the words "trade" "mark(including the name)" or any combination of the two. They strongly feel that they are the single most users of the word, and therefore it is vital to their business that nobody else ever be able trademark anything without their permission first.
I mean, can you blame them? Skyrim exploded.
Next they'll trademark the words "arrow" and "knee"
Zenimax is climbing on my s-list of publishers, second to Activision. It makes me sad that id Software sold out to them.
Here's something funny. Apple has the trademark on, guess what? Apple! So everyone saying that you can't trademark something that has already been used before or is a common word, try again. Also, Deg proves a very good point as well.
There's a browser MMO titled Dragon Born. I think it just recently came out.
Just remembered dragon´s dogma is about a character with a soul of a dragon and the body of a man, will they sue capcom for that too? XDXD hope not dragons dogma looks an amazing game and I already bought my copy, I dare say it looks even better than skyrim, thought the gameplay is completely different.
You can't trademark my TIID KLO UL!