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  • 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 “King has withdrawn its trademark application for Candy in the U.S., which we applied for in February 2013 before we acquired the early rights to Candy Crusher," a representative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: King CEO Outlines Company Approach To IP In Open Letter

    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... More
  • Blog Post: King.com Takes Down Cloned Game

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Developer Claims King.com Stole His Game In 2009

    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... 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 Comments On ‘Candy’ Trademark

    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... 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: King.com Games Has More Facebook Players Than Electronic Arts

    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... More
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