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King settles The Banner Saga and CandySwipe trademark disputes

Thursday, 17th April 2014 20:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

King has settled trademark disputes over The Banner Saga and CandySwipe, the Stoic Studio and Albert Ransom developed titles, respectively.

banner sagaBoth Stoic and Ransom both announced in separate statements that each had come to an agreement with King.

“Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic’s The Banner Saga trademark, which enables both parties to protect their respective trademarks now and in the future,” wrote Stoic on its website.

“I am happy to announce that I have amicably resolved my dispute with King over my CandySwipe trademark and that I am withdrawing my opposition to their mark and they are withdrawing their counterclaim against mine,” Ransom wrote on his website.

“I have learned that they picked the Candy Cursh name before I released my game and that they were never trying to take my game away. Both our games can continue to coexist without confusing players.”

Both games were being targeted due to trademarks filed by King for “Saga” and “Candy” – the later of which was withdrawn in the US.

You can read our previous reports on history of the trademark disputes through here.

Via Polygon.

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2 Comments

  1. Pytox

    lol ok that’s good news i guess :-)

    #1 4 months ago
  2. hitnrun

    IIRC, there’s a concept in trademark law that a mark holder has to make an attempt to defend their mark if it’s infringed upon. Indifference can over time lead to the mark being considered abandoned by the courts.

    In other words, King’s legal team probably advised them to file suit and then settle as a formal precaution. I doubt even a dollar changed hands, at least in Stoic’s case.

    #2 4 months ago

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