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  • Blog Post: King Drops Opposition To The Banner Saga, Candy Swipe Trademarks

    Candy Crush developer King has dropped its trademark opposition to two small companies. Earlier this year, both Stoic Studio and Runsome Apps expressed concern over King’s opposition to their trademarks. The Candy Crush developer had attempted to protect the words “ candy ” and “saga... More
  • Blog Post: King Shares Down 13 Percent Following IPO

    Candy Crush Saga publisher King has had a rough first day of NASDAQ trading. Shares opened at $22.50 this morning, but have slid approximately 13 percent at time of publication. King’s opening bid raised approximately $500 million, bringing the company’s valuation to around $7 billion. Since... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Crushed By Bad Press, King Abandons ‘Candy’ Trademark

    Update: King has responded to our request for comment on the trademark withdrawal. “King has withdrawn its trademark application for Candy in the U.S., which we applied for in February 2013 before we acquired the early rights to Candy Crusher," a representative told us via email. "Each... More
  • Blog Post: CandySwipe Dev Cries Foul On Candy Crush Saga

    King.com has made headlines recently not because of the runaway success of puzzler Candy Crush Saga, but rather its aggressive trademarking of the word “candy” . The drama continues with the developer of CandySwipe, a suspiciously similar puzzle game released via Facebook two years earlier... More
  • Blog Post: Stoic Confirms Sequel To The Banner Saga In Retort To King.com Trademark Crush

    The Banner Saga has just been released, but it seems Stoic is interested in releasing a sequel. Yesterday we reported that King.com has opposed Stoic’s attempt to trademark The Banner Saga . Today sees a comment from King.com on the matter and a reply from Stoic. In a statement to GamesBeat, King... More
  • Blog Post: King.com Attempts To Enforce New Trademark For The Word ‘Candy’

    Last February, Candy Crush Saga developer King.com filed paperwork with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the word “candy.” On January 15, 2014, the trademark filing was approved, and King.com began enforcing its ownership. The trademark office looks at the connection between... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Candy Crush Developer King Files For US IPO With $5 Billion Valuation

    When you have the top Facebook application by a margin of 40 million daily active users, you must be doing something right. King.com's Candy Crush Saga has rocketed the UK company to success, and now the developer is looking to make good on American soil. Oh, and the next game down on the list is... More
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