Tag Archives: trademarks
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 05:13 BST
Nintendo of America has encountered difficulties securing a US trademark for The Wonderful 101. The Platinum Games title apparently sounds too similar to “The 101″, a previously filed trademark, although Nintendo has argued that its own mark is unlikely to cause confusion as the “wonderful” bit is the most memorable of the three components. You can read over the details of the case on NeoGAF. The Wii U exclusive drops next month; check out the opening cinematic.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 05:07 BST
Nintendo Japan has filed two new trademarks, for Fire Emblem and Emblem. While the trademarks have sparked speculation that a new title is imminent, Fire Emblem: Awakening is still pretty fresh, so don’t get too excited. As for why Nintendo didn’t already hold these trademarks, there was some talk of Awakening being the last entry in the series – before it went on to win hearts, fire loins and sell gangbusters. The Japanese language trademarks are viewable on DualShockers.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 | 06:55 BST
Namco Bandai has made three trademarks apparently related to the Tales RPG franchise.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 01:59 BST
Bethesda parent company Zenimax has filed three trademark extension applications related to Prey, according to Gamespot. Just as a reminder, trademark extensions are due when they’re due, so this doesn’t actually mean we’ll find out anything about the long-silent Prey 2 soon – although Bethesda has promised to make some more noise about upcoming releases soon.
Thanks, Blue’s News.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 13:44 GMT
Bungie has filed some interesting trademarks with the USPTO. Each were filed on March 11 and more likely than not pertain to Destiny in some way. The trademarks Cabal, Fallen, Glimmer, Hive and Vex fall under the umbrella for a variety of uses:game software, novels, costumes, TV, ringtones, and oddly enough, footwear. While Fallen has previously been used in promo material, it is also known that Cabal and Vex are enemies in Destiny. The shared-worlds shooter is due on current and next-generation consoles in early 2014. Thanks, Gamespot.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 | 20:41 GMT
Square Enix Japan has registered a trademark for Guns & Souls in Europe. Dug up by Siliconera, other trademarks found by the site include: Hitman: International Contract Agency and Hitman: ICA. The site wonders if the Hitman trademarks have anything to do with the Hitman game Square Enix Montreal is working on. They could also be trademarks for apps or mobile games. As far as Guns & Souls is concerned, we’ve no idea.
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.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 | 19:33 GMT
Take-Two has has filed trademarks for both GTA TV and Rockstar TV which has led some to speculate the firm plans to include some sort of trans-media promotion for GTA V.
Tue, Aug 09, 2011 | 21:41 BST
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | 14:15 BST
Nintendo has filed numerous trademarks in Japan for gaming titles, and like various first-part titles in the past, the majority have the name of the console attached to the game’s title.
Tue, May 10, 2011 | 16:35 BST
Bungie has filed a trademark and logo for Bungie Aerospace Corporation with the Washington Secretary of State website as well as with the state of Delaware.
Sat, Jan 08, 2011 | 02:49 GMT
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | 21:42 GMT
Or it will be, if it gets the phrase trademarked.
Sat, Jan 16, 2010 | 21:14 GMT
Certain Affinity, the makers of the fun strategy game Age of Booty, has filed a registration with the US Trademark Office for Legend of Booty.
Thu, Jan 14, 2010 | 15:21 GMT
Sony has filed trademarks for four new game titles.
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 | 20:30 BST
Nintendo has filed for a trademark in Japan, which registers the rights to “The Last Story”, according to Siliconera.
The site was quick to point out that while the trademark is registered Japan, the words are in English and “Nintendo usually files names for upcoming games in Japanese unless the name is tied to an international release.”
We will ask Nintendo for you, but they are a secretive bunch, so don’t hold your breath.
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 | 16:36 GMT
If the US government’s Patent and Trademark office’s website is to be believed, Activision’s applied for a trademark for Sing Hero.
Surely it sounds like what it is–a competitor to Sony’s Singstar and Microsoft’s Lips.
Looks as though ActiBlizz bossman Bobby Kotick wasn’t lying during his company’s financial call last month, when he said that five more “Hero” games would be heading our way this year.
Great. More drunken karaoke is in our future.