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King crushes trademark dispute with Banner Saga, CandySwipe devs

Candy Crush Saga developer King settled trademark disputes with The Banner Saga developer Stoic Studio and CandySwipe developer Runsome Apps, according to updates from both studios. "Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic's The Banner Saga trademark, which...

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King withdraws 'candy' trademark attempt [Update: King issues statement]

Candy Crush Saga developer King has withdrawn its trademark application for the word "candy," reversing a controversial move and potentially leaving developers free to create candy-themed mobile games without fear of legal action. King requested abandonment of its broad trademark on February 24,...

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Candy Crush dev King pulls Pac-Avoid following copycat accusation

King has pulled Pac-Avoid, the game indie developer Stolen Goose recently accused the Candy Crush Saga developer of cloning. Stolen Goose alleged that Epic Shadow-developed Pac-Avoid was a direct clone of its own 2009 game, Scamperghost, which the developer pitched to King before backing out of the...

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The Candy Jam invites devs to make games using the industry's litigious vocabulary

In response to news that Candy Crush Saga developer King has trademarked the word "candy," and has begun enforcing it in a way reminiscent of patent trolling, indie devs Cariboo and UUAV have established The Candy Jam. The Candy Jam invites developers to make games involving the litigious world...

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Candy Crush dev: we won't enforce against all uses of 'candy' trademark

Candy Crush Saga developer King said it will not enforce against all uses of the trademark "candy." This follows news that the broad trademark was approved for publication in the United States, granting the public 30 days to file opposition against the trademark once published before King receives...

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Candy Crush dev's 'candy' trademark approved for publication

The US Patent and Trademark Office has approved the trademark "candy" for publication for King, the developer of the hit free-to-play match three game, Candy Crush Saga. King filed an application with the USPTO for the trademark in February 2013, which was updated last week to note its approval for...

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Candy Crush dev delays IPO to prove its worth, announces new game

Candy Crush developer King has delayed its stock market launch until next year in order to establish its worth beyond a single standout hit in the social and mobile gaming markets, The Telegraph reports. In a bid to prove that it's not just a one-hit wonder, King announced that it will bring its...

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