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EA trademarks 'The Ripper,' could be Visceral's next game

It's a well-known fact that for the past year or so, Electronic Arts has developed an insatiable addiction for new intellectual property. Rather than kick the habit, the company's making moves to further feed its franchise fixation -- EA recently filed two trademarks reserving the title "The...

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Ignition trademarks 'Dragon's Crown,' 'Figland'

Siliconera has been digging around in trademark fillings again, finding Ignition Entertainment's recent application for the rights to Dragon's Crown. The site also found Figland, which appears to have been filed for last year. The trademarks cover the usual stuff around video games, including...

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Ubisoft files new 'Killing Day' trademark

Ubisoft filed a new trademark last week for a seemingly forgotten title known as Killing Day. The game, as remembered by Eurogamer, was last seen in 2005 during Sony's E3 press conference. What's been going on for the past four years is anyone's guess, but it would appear that Killing Day hasn't...

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LucasFilm trademarks 'Lucidity' game software

LucasFilm, parent company of LucasArts, is working on a new video game, so says a filing at the government-owned TARR (Trademark and Registration Retrieval) website. The title is called Lucidity and it's classified as "video game software with manuals sold as a unit," which sounds like your average...

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Namco files trademark for 'God Eater'

Internet sleuth superannuation reports that Namco has filed a new trademark for a game called God Eater. That's about it, really. The trademark page does refer to it as a game "that may be accessed network-wide by network users via mobile phones and computers," meaning it might be a downloadable...

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LGJ: The Name Game

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: I received an e-mail this week asking a common question I've neglected to answer in LGJ to date. The question is generally what laws prevent a game developer from...

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Rumorang: Updated 'Dreamcast' trademark spurs Dreamcast 2 speculation

The internet has been all a-titter recently over the rumor that Sega might be getting back into the console manufacturing business. The source of this rumor is an updated trademark application for "Dreamcast," which overlaps with the current trademark filing for the title, set to expire in...

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Nintendo trademarks Body Controller, others

Nintendo has registered a few new trademarks (via CVG) in Japan that, quite frankly, will do nothing more than cause rampant speculation. We will list them here along with our own, ill-informed thoughts on the future of the product name: Wii Body Controller, the oft-discussed hula-hoop...

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