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Gearbox suing 3D Realms, Interceptor for 'unauthorized' Duke Nukem use

Gearbox Software filed a lawsuit against 3D Realms (3DR) and Interceptor Entertainment, accusing the studios of unauthorized use of the Duke Nukem property and alleging violation of trademarks held by Gearbox. The lawsuit points to 3D Realms' recent reveal of Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, which...

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Watch Dogs trademark reinstated to Ubisoft

The Watch Dogs trademark has been returned to Ubisoft, following an unknown third party's attempt to abandon the mark on behalf of the company. This week, the US Patent and Trademark Office received a request to abandon the Watch Dogs mark from someone claiming to be Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot....

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Watch Dogs trademark ditch was fraudulent request, Ubisoft says

Ubisoft is currently working to fix a false request to abandon its trademark for upcoming sandbox hack-a-thon Watch Dogs. Yesterday it came to light that Ubisoft had apparently abandoned the Watch Dogs trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, leading to speculation of the...

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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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Level-5 registers US trademark for 3DS game 'Yo-kai Watch'

Youkai Watch, Level-5's tale of a magical watch that lets its user see spiritual beings, released in Japan last July for the 3DS. Localizing software isn't exactly free though, so we've resigned to just imagining what it's ... wait, Level-5 recently filed a trademark for "Yo-kai Watch" with the...

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Banner Saga dev will make another 'saga' game despite King's trademark

Candy Crush Saga developer King says it isn't trying to strip Stoic Studio's The Banner Saga of its name – but a legal opposition to the word "Saga" remains in action, Stoic says. In a statement on its website, Stoic says it's making another game in the Banner Saga universe, regardless of...

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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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Disney abandons 'Star Wars 1313' trademark

Family-friendly megacorporation Disney has allowed its trademark on Star Wars 1313 to lapse, likely driving the final nail into the coffin of the promising action game once described by developers as "Star Wars hell." Initially revealed just prior to E3 2012, Star Wars 1313 was to be a darker...

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