Tag Archives: trademark
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 16:19 GMT
Insomniac Games has filed a trademark for a project called Sunset Overdrive. Other than the usual “computer game software” classification lingo, along with a note that it’s an “on-line computer game,” there’s not much else to go on. A NeoGAF user also found a domain registration for the project, which was registered by the firm’s brand director Ryan Schneider. We’ll send a mail and see if we can get anything else on this, but in the meantime, the developer’s shooter FUSE is due during Q2 2013. Thanks, Dark Zero.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 00:11 GMT
Microsoft has renewed its trademark for Project Gotham Racing, according to Trademarkia. The trademark covers “computer programs, namely, game software for use on computers and video game players” and was first registered in 2001 ahead of the first entry in the series, an Xbox launch title. The renewal is just good business practice but has reignited excitement over rumours that Lucid Games is developing a new Project Gotham game for the next Xbox console.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 23:05 GMT
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s London office, which produced PlayStation Home, has filed a trademark application for something called BigFest.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 | 18:53 GMT
Microsoft has filed a trademark application with the USPTO for something called Gunpowder. Other than the description “entertainment services, namely, providing online video games,” there is nothing else regarding the project available to deduce what it could entail. It was filed on January 15. Via Gamespot.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 20:12 GMT
Bethesda has registered a trademark with the USPTO for “an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” Fallout anyone? Note the word in the link there. The registration comes just a week after ThreeDog voice actor Erik Todd Dellums tweeted there may be more “of the Dog coming,” tweeting later he was “given permission to release that tease, so fingers crossed.” Speculation started running all over the place that a movie adaption was set for an announcement, or that Fallout 4 is in the works. Continue to speculate. Thanks, Eurogamer.
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 08:00 GMT
Microsoft has been unable to secure the Killer Instinct trademark, despite announcing it had renewed its filing in mid-September.
Sat, Dec 01, 2012 | 21:20 GMT
Square Enix has filed a trademark application, a domain registration, and a a European Community Trademark for All the Bravest. We’re unsure what the firm has in the works, but the trademark a myriad of items from arcade to software, even strategy guide and music. The domains and trademarks were registered on November 29. More through Fusible.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 21:00 GMT
A trademark filed with the USPTO for Fighters of Capcom has been discovered.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 | 23:57 BST
Killer Instinct’s trademark is safely back in Microsoft’s hands – but why now?
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | 23:54 GMT
Level-5 has made a couple of US trademarks for Crimson Shroud and Liberation Maiden, two of the four titles included in its 3DS compilation release Guild01. We’ve had no official word that the collection might make it outside of Japan, but with games from Grasshopper Maunfacture’s Goichi Suda, Seaman creator Yoot Saito, and Vagrant Story designer Yasumi Matsuno we can only say “yes pwease”. Guild01 sold well enough in Japan to spawn a sequel, too.
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 | 21:06 BST
Wed, Aug 08, 2012 | 03:04 BST
EA has made a mysterious pair of new trademark filings in the usual gaming categories, for something called JetSet Detectives and something else called JetSet Secrets. (The trademarks differ from Sega’s Jet Set radio, which separates the two words with a space, so don’t get any wild ideas.) As spotted by Fusible, the publisher also took out an enormous pile of domain registrations for both titles. We’ll query it, but don’t expect much of a response, and remember that EA is making a strong push for the social market with its PlayFish and Popcap teams.
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.