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2:00 PM on 01.27.2014

King removes Pac-Avoid, talks IP policies in open letter

"At its simplest, our policy is to protect our IP and to also respect the IP of others," King wrote in an open letter about intellectual property that serves as the company's response to criticism it has faced for trademarkin...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Candy Crush dev now trying to block Banner Saga trademark

Candy Crush Saga developer King is playing hardball. Early this week we learned King successfully trademarked the word "Candy" in the US as it pertains to videogames (and clothing!). It already owns the "Candy" trademark in E...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 01.22.2014

Love candy but hate trademark trolling? Here's Candy Jam

Just the other day we heard that King, developer of the why-are-all-of-my-friends-playing-this behemoth Candy Crush Saga, successfully trademarked the word "candy" as it relates to games. In an effort to fight trademark trol...

Darren Nakamura

12:30 PM on 01.21.2014

Square Enix trademarks The Seeds of Salvation

The sharp eyes of Siliconera found Japanese trademarks for The Seeds of Salvation and Luminaries of the Legendary Line last year. And now they've found a trademark for The Seeds of Salvation filed in the United...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 01.20.2014

King Candy: Candy Crush dev trademarks word 'candy'

Candy Crush developer King has trademarked the word "Candy." Snicker all you want, it happened. King filed the trademark for "Candy" as it relates to games (and clothing!) almost a year ago and, as Gamezebo has found, the tra...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 01.20.2014

Disney abandons its Star Wars 1313 trademark

After Disney shut down LucasArts, I thought I had completely given up all hope for Star Wars 1313 ever getting made. I have. But that's not to say the project can't affect me from beyond the grave. There was that story about ...

Jordan Devore





6:30 PM on 01.03.2014

Microsoft files a trademark for 'Throne Together'

Back in May when Microsoft first announced the Xbox One, it also promised to bring a fair number of exclusives and new IPs to the platform. While there's some stuff currently available and more in the pipeline, a title just p...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 01.03.2014

Deep Down trademarked for North America and Europe

I don't think anyone ever doubted that Capcom's online PS4 RPG Deep Down would be coming to the west. You didn't, did you?  It was never officially announced, but they showed it at the PS4's US debut, showed it to wester...

Dale North

1:15 PM on 12.02.2013

Electronic Arts files trademarks related to Desert Strike

In 1992, Electronic Arts released Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf -- a shoot 'em up that had the player control an Apache helicopter. The game was a commercial success and is fondly remembered by many. As game publishe...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 11.25.2013

Rockstar trademarked a Bully title

All Games Beta shared a trademark application filed by Rockstar for Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit, which is most likely going to be a Bully game. This could be just a re-release of the classic PlayStation 2 game, ...

Joshua Derocher

5:00 PM on 11.24.2013

New Dragon Quest might get localized, trademarks spotted

It's been quite some time since a new Dragon Quest game has graced these shores, but if recent trademark sightings indicate anything, our fortunes might just be turning for the better in the near future.  Uncovered over ...

Wesley Ruscher

4:00 PM on 11.17.2013

Trademark surfaces for Fallout 4 in Europe

Hot off the discovery of the website, thesurvivor2299, comes further proof that the fourth installment of Bethesda's Fallout series might be right around the corner. Surfacing on the Office for Harmonization in the Inter...

Wesley Ruscher

7:30 AM on 11.11.2013

New Transformers game trademarked by Hasbro

A trademark for a new Transformers game, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, was spotted last week by Seibertron. Don't get too excited since it's almost certainly going to be a movie tie-in game for Michael Bay's next robo...

Joshua Derocher

6:15 PM on 11.08.2013

Nintendo files trademark for 'Great Detective Pikachu'

Just over a week ago, news surfaced that the creepy as all hell motion-captured Pikachu demo would be part of a possible new project Game Freak was working on that featured the yellow mouse as the player's partner in a game w...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 AM on 11.05.2013

'Warlords of Draenor' might be the next WoW expansion

Over on the MMO Champion forums, the Administrator Boubouille made a post showing that Blizzard have trademarked "Warlords of Draenor" in New Zealand, and it seems possible that this could be the name of the next expansion fo...

Joshua Derocher

10:03 AM on 10.21.2013

Alien: Isolation trademark filed

Aliens: Colonial Marines didn't go well, did it? If at first you don't succeed... A trademark was filed by Twentieth Century Fox for a game (or something game-related, at least) called Alien: Isolation. Not Aliens, but Alien....

Dale North