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  • Blog Post: EA Abandons Trademark Filing For 'Ghost'

    Earlier this month, Ubisoft objected to EA's attempt to trademark the word "ghost," using its catalog of Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon games to suggest that EA's trademark would cause some confusion. According to recent documents , it looks like EA has withdrawn its trademarking attempt.... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard’s Overwatch Runs Into Trademark Trouble

    Blizzard’s Overwatch has run afoul of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The government agency has suspended one of the publisher’s trademark applications related to its recently announced team shooter, Overwatch. The conflict doesn’t come from another video game, though... More
  • Blog Post: New Battletoads Trademark Appears In United States Trademark Database

    Update: We have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that, as we suspected, this trademark filing is real. The bad news (though not unexpected) is that Microsoft isn't saying anything right now. "Microsoft often acquires various trademarks as part of its ongoing business strategy... More
  • Blog Post: After Defeat In U.S., Rebellion Still Doesn’t Want Developers To Use Its Name In Titles

    If Rebellion (the developer behind the Sniper Elite series, NeverDead, and Rogue Warrior) had its way, no one would be able to use the word “rebellion” in a video game title. The studio attempted to enforce a trademark in a lawsuit against Sins of the Solar Empire: Rebellion developer Ironclad... More
  • Blog Post: Trademark Filing Points To Final Fantasy Explorers Releasing In U.S.

    A new Final Fantasy game subtitled Explorers is coming to Japan, but a recent trademark filing hints that the game may be heading to the United States, too. The game was recently unveiled in in the Japanese magazine, Jump . It's a 3DS action title where players team up in groups of four to travel... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Files Trademark For A Game Named Screamride

    A new trademark filing by Microsoft indicates that the company is working on an online game entitled "Screamride." Gamespot spotted the filing , which was registered on with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office on April 9. The filing is for the trademark on the title "Screamride"... More
  • Blog Post: King Games IPO Set, Company Pins Value At $7.6 Billion

    The company behind Candy Crush Saga (and the target of gamer ill - will ), King Games, is expecting to be worth as much as $7.6 billion when it goes public later this month. King is expecting shares to be worth $21-$24 – a notable increase over the $5 billion valuation it originally filed with... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs Trademark Reinstated After Fraudulent Abandonment

    Earlier this week, we reported that a one of six Watch Dogs trademarks held by Ubisoft had allegedly been abandoned . After speaking with Ubisoft, we were able to report definitively that the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s report had no bearing on the game’s development and that... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Dumps Star Wars 1313 Trademark

    Last April, Disney closed down the LucasArts game studio, and it looks like Disney is finally giving up on the developer's last big project by not renewing the Star Wars 1313 trademark. Even after Disney laid off most of the LucasArts staff, it looked like there was a chance that Star War 1313 project... More
  • Blog Post: Electronic Arts Files Desert Strike Trademark

    Electronic Arts recently filed a trademark for the the long-dormant isometric helicopter action Strike series of games with Desert Strike. The trademark was filed just last week on November 25, and could mark unannounced plans from Electronic Arts to revisit the series. The original Desert Strike game... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Half-Life 3 Trademark Listing Was A Hoax

    Earlier in the week, news circulated about a trademark listing for Half-Life 3 , which had been filed in the Trade Marks and Designs Registrations Office of the European Union website, leading many to believe that an announcement for the game would soon follow. It seems that the news of Half-Life 3's... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Files Half-Life 3 Trademark

    Forget the weird controller, here's the Valve news we've been waiting for. NeoGAF posters Shinobi602 and Rosti spotted the filing on the Trade Marks and Designs Registrations Office of the European Union website. While we can't link directly, you can go to this page and enter 012180394 into... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Fails To Acquire WiiU.com

    In February, Nintendo attempted to take WiiU.com away from someone who was squatting on the domain by filing a complaint. The World Intellectual Property Organization denied Nintendo's claim, and WiiU.com still belongs to the original owner. The WIPO did not cite a specific reason why the filing... More
  • Blog Post: New Contra Game Trademarked

    Konami has filed a trademark application for "Contra Run and Gun." Spotted on NeoGAF, the full details of the application can be seen in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) case viewer, though all it really says is that Contra Run and Gun is, indeed, a potential name for a... More
  • Blog Post: Orcs Must Die Creators Trademark Something Called Echo Prime

    The developers behind Orcs Must Die, its sequel, and Hero Academy have registered a trademark for something called Echo Prime. According to the trademark , it's definitely an "interactive video game" and it appears to be something for mobile devices. The trademark also outlines specifics... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Square Enix Files Trademark For Tomb Raider: Reflections

    The website Siliconera is reporting that Square Enix has made a filing for new Tomb Raider trademark in the U.S. According to the report, Square Enix Europe filed a trademark for the title "Tomb Raider: Reflection" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is unknown what the nature of... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Seeking Trademarks On Five Words

    The independent studio filed five trademark applications with the government this week. Three have previously appeared in relation to its upcoming sci-fi shooter Destiny. Cabal and Vex are names of enemies in Destiny. Fallen has popped up in marketing materials for the game. Hive and Glimmer sound kind... More
  • Blog Post: Is A Fallout Television Series In The Works?

    A new trademark filing by Bethesda Softworks suggests the possibility that the company is working on developing a TV series based on its Fallout RPG franchise. In a posting on The Vault, writer Conor Murton noticed the filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which seeks a trademark... More
  • Blog Post: Trademark Resurrected For Ubisoft's Long-Dormant Killing Day

    Back at E3 2005, Sony showed off plenty of new footage of upcoming games for the Playstation 3. One such game was Ubisoft's Killing Day, an FPS with a heavy emphasis on dual-wielding (if the trailer is any indication). The trademark for the game has fluctuated from abandoned to revived a few times... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Files Trademark And Domain Registrations For 'All The Bravest'

    Square Enix is working on something called All The Bravest. It's unclear if it is a new property or something related to an existing franchise. Square Enix has dabbled in other entertainment mediums before, but whatever All The Bravest is, it is some kind of video game, as its trademark (number 011386349... More
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