Microsoft Denied Renewal Of Killer Instinct Trademark

by Matthew Kato on Dec 04, 2012 at 03:02 AM

The United States Patent & Trademark Office has denied Microsoft the renewal of the Killer Instinct trademark due to potential conflict with a defunct Fox TV show.

The show of the same name only aired one season back in 2005, but the office decided that the trademark descriptions could be construed as similar, and in the end the resulting products might cause confusion.

Microsoft can appeal the decision.

In September, the company moved to renew the trademark.