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[Update] Crushed By Bad Press, King Abandons ‘Candy’ Trademark
on February 25, 2014 at 01:40 PM
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 “King has withdrawn its trademark application for Candy in the U.S., which we applied for in February 2013 before we acquired the early rights to Candy Crusher," a representative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...
CandySwipe Dev Cries Foul On Candy Crush Saga
on February 12, 2014 at 06:59 PM
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...
King CEO Outlines Company Approach To IP In Open Letter
on January 27, 2014 at 03:32 PM
In the aftermath of King.com trademarking the word "candy," opposing Stoic's attempted trademark of "The Banner Saga" due to the use of the word "saga," and allegations of cloning , its CEO has issued a public statement. In the long letter ( which you can read in its...
King.com Takes Down Cloned Game
on January 24, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Yesterday, we reported about an independent developer’s allegations that King.com had cloned his game . At that time, we reached out to King.com for comment, inquiring about the company’s actions related to its recent assertion of its own intellectual property rights. “King does not...
Indie Developer Claims King.com Stole His Game In 2009
on January 23, 2014 at 05:27 PM
An indie developer named Matthew Cox claims that King.com cloned his Flash game Scamperghost after negotiations between the two broke off. After talks ended and Cox and his partner Nick Bray (as development studio Stolen Goose) signed with MaxGames, King.com allegedly contracted another developer to...
Stoic Confirms Sequel To The Banner Saga In Retort To King.com Trademark Crush
on January 22, 2014 at 04:23 PM
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...
King.com Comments On ‘Candy’ Trademark
on January 21, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Yesterday we reported that Candy Crush Saga developer King.com had successfully obtained a trademark for the word “candy” in the United States. Attempts to enforce that trademark followed shortly thereafter. Today, King.com has commented on the recent events. In a statement to Gamezebo, King...
King.com Attempts To Enforce New Trademark For The Word ‘Candy’
on January 20, 2014 at 02:19 PM
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...
King.com Games Has More Facebook Players Than Electronic Arts
on April 17, 2012 at 07:09 PM
A small European game company that launched nine years ago recently overtook Electronic Arts in total number of players on Facebook. King.com is the maker of the popular Saga games on Facebook. Its most popular title, Bubble Witch Saga, has more players than Zynga's Farmville. King.com has nearly...
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