Tag Archives: trademark
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 | 04:06 BST
Siliconera reports Techland has filed a US trademark for Dead Stop, under the category “entertainment services and providing an online game via an application for mobile phones and other electronic apparatus”. Techland is the developer behind Dead Island, which is expected to spawn a sequel, Riptide.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 | 14:18 BST
SOE has filed a trademark for Reign of Fear with the USPTO, which covers “computer game software and video game software; providing downloadable multiplayer, role playing, real time computer and video game software via an online website for entertainment purposes” and “entertainment services, namely, operating a multiplayer, role playing, real time game for others via the Internet and local area computer networks”. That’s all that Fusible could dig up on the matter, as a domain registration search turned up nada. The site suggests it could pertain to PlanetSide 2 in some way, but at this point, it could be anything.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 | 00:48 BST
Paramount has secured a pair of new trademarks for World War Z – the usual two-hit combo of “downloadable electronic game programs; electronic game software for handheld electronic devices; video game cartridges and discs” and “entertainment services, namely, providing online electronic games”. It may be just a protective measure or it may indicate we’ll see a licensed tie-in when the film arrives in June 2013. World War Z, for those under rocks, is based on a post-apocalyptic novel by Max Brooks, the follow up to The Zombie Survival Guide.
Wed, May 30, 2012 | 00:31 BST
Square Enix Japan has nabbed a trademark for something called Deathless, Siliconera reports. That’s the end of the story, unless you want to dig around in the surprising number of known but unannounced projects the publisher has up its voluminous sleeves. Putting aside western efforts, there’s the two to three new IPs we’re expecting this year, “multiple” Unreal Engine projects, and an online action RPG, for starters. [image]
Sat, May 19, 2012 | 18:36 BST
ZeniMax has filed another trademark pertaining to Skyrim, and where as last month it was the shout Fus Ro Dah, this time it’s the term Dragonborn. It was filed on May 15 under goods and services, meaning it could pertain to anything gaming related or it was filed to stop people cashing in on unsanctioned t-shirts, bumper stickers or other consumer goods. Earlier this week, the firm sent a copyright infringement notice to the Dragon Shout app maker, and it’s worth noting that Dragonborn is also a race in Dungeons & Dragons, but we’re unsure at press time whether Wizards of the Coast have rights to the term or not. Thanks, Fusible.
Fri, May 18, 2012 | 01:17 BST
What is Namco Bandai’s Attack the LEGEND? Where is Sega going with WIN W? Where the heck can I purchase Konami’s Yuru Veggie Farm? The answers to all this, and more, are not to be found through the break.
Wed, May 09, 2012 | 05:10 BST
Social gaming giant Zynga is back in court again, issuing a lawsuit against Kobojo. According to GamesIndustry, the publisher alleges Kojobo’s Pyramidville infringes on Zynga’s trademarks, namely Farmville, FrontierVille, CityVille and the like. Zynga has requested injunctions against the title and demanded damages of three times the profits the rival game has brought in so far. Zynga does not own a trademark on “Ville”.
Mon, May 07, 2012 | 23:10 BST
Lucasfilm has filed a new trademark application which covers a new multimedia Star Wars franchise, including video games.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 03:20 BST
EA has filed a trademark for SimOcean. We don’t know a blessed thing more, but before you get too excited, consider that the SimCity reboot means it’s a great time to make some defensive registrations, and that Maxis’s Glassbox Engine does a lot of really funky things, some of which EA would be mad not to copyright. Good that? Good. Now go forth and speculate about The-Sims-meets-Spongebob to your hearts content.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 01:00 BST
What is The Blast Furnace? No idea, but Activision seems quite keen on it.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 | 17:48 BST
Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax Media, has applied with the USPTO for six different trademarks covering the the Skyrim shout, “Fus Ro Dah”. No idea what it could be for, but it the various trademarks apply to “computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices; cell phone cases; downloadable cell phone ringtones; digital tablet cases; smart phone cases; mouse pads; eyeglass cases; head phones, t-shirts, toys” and many, many more things. Thanks, Fusible.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 | 02:18 BST
Pac-Man Smash? Oh please be a Smash Bros. style brawler.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 | 13:32 GMT
A trademark filed by Zenimax Media around the end of February, and totally missed by us, may possibly hint at a possible expansion plan for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 | 03:38 GMT
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 | 23:17 GMT
One of THQ’s multiple secret projects may have just become slightly less mysterious.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 | 00:43 GMT
EA’s latest foray into the wonderful world of board games sounds like an extreme makeover of a game normally associated with pensioners.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 | 19:48 GMT
At first we thought Pokemon Adventure Camp had something to do with the event of the same name which took place at GuilFest in Surrey last year; however, as Siliconera points out, the trademark was filed by Nintendo, the Nintendo-exclusive game developer Game Freak, and Nintendo subsidiary Creatures, Inc. Whole ‘otta Nintendo going on with this, isn’t there? Furthermore, the site points out it’s a game trademark, not a festival trademark, so if this pans out, we could be looking at another Pokemon game in our future. [image]
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 21:43 GMT
Fri, Mar 02, 2012 | 20:34 GMT
Thu, Mar 01, 2012 | 22:39 GMT
Double Fine has told Gamespot that its recent trademark filing for The Cave has nothing to do with the firm’s Kickstarter project.