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Nintendo is attempting to trademark the Mario coin sound

It's funny when you hear a clear-cut video game noise out in public. Like when the gas station register belts out a sound effect from Sonic the Hedgehog, or when the Mario coin noise plays. Well, Nintendo is looking to take the latter ...

 
 
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Capcom trademarks Monster Hunter Generations in Europe

Nintendo is holding a Direct presentation for 3DS and Wii U games tomorrow afternoon, and from the sound of it, Monster Hunter fans are going to want to tune in. As spotted by NerdLeaks, a representative of Capcom has filed a trademark for...

 
 
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EA backs down in 'Ghost' trademark squabble with Ubisoft

In January, Ubisoft filed a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, threatening Electronic Arts with legal action over a trademark application for the word "Ghost." EA presumably wanted exclusive rights to the word, at...

 
 
 
 
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Microsoft files new Phantom Dust trademark... again

If you thought Phantom Dust was dead, think again - Microsoft has, once again, filed a new trademark application. The filing - which was spotted by those cool cats at DualShockers - was made on January 13, 2016 and is listed as game softwa...

 
 
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Sony tried to trademark 'Let's Play'

Sony Computer Entertainment America apparently wants ownership over the term "Let's Play." This past October, the company applied for a trademark on the phrase, which it defines as "electronic transmission and streaming of video games via g...

 
 
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Sony trademarks mystery game project 'Days Gone'

In the days between Christmas and New Year, Sony quietly registered a new trademark for a new project entitled Days Gone. Filed under Classes 9 and 41 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this identifies the item as video game ...

 
 
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Bandai Namco is cooking up Tap My Katamari

Katamari Damacy has such a strong hook and delightfully offbeat vibe, it's hard to imagine I'll ever grow tired of the series. It's been a few years, now. We're due for another installment. If a recent trademark and domain are anything to g...

 
 
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Chivalry developer trademarks Mirage: Arcane Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare was absolutely great. Take a load of shouty knights, make them chuck axes and swing swords at each other in a first person melee-fest, and you’ve got yourself a grand ole time. Plus it gets extra points for ...

 
 
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Bandai Namco trademarks 'Slashy Souls'

The Internet has caught wind of several trademarks filed by Bandai Namco, some more curious than others. In Europe, there's one for "Burning Blood" and another for "Sky Kid," while in the United States, there are trademarks for "Thousand St...

 
 
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Blizzard trademarks eSports service Compete

More Blizzard speculation following that job listing for an undisclosed Diablo project. Last month, the company filed a trademark for something called Compete in the United States. It's an eSports thing, according to the USPTO summary of th...

 
 
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Capcom trademarks Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps

Hold on a sec: Wouldn't a Resident Evil game called Umbrella Corpse be the most exciting thing to happen to the series since Resident Evil 4? You can have that one for free, Capcom. (Kidding, pay me.) Capcom has trademarked "Resident Evil: ...

 
 
 
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst trademarked by EA

Seeing how my darling Mirror’s Edge is coming along has become one of my favourite parts of recent E3s. The first game holds a very special place in my heart, and so imagine how intrigued I felt when I found out EA has trademarked Mir...

 
 
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Deep Silver is most likely publishing Bloodstained

[Update: Doug Wolf, the attorney of record, called us back and confirmed that he filed the trademark on behalf of Koch Media. It looks like this rumor pans out, although Deep Silver has yet to respond.] When Koji Igarashi announced a K...

 
 
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The Last Guardian is probably still being made

The sly detectives over on NeoGAF have discovered that Sony has renewed the trademark for The Last Guardian after an administrative error let it expire previously. So keep holding your breath, fans -- you may very well get the game aft...

 
 
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Windows Store selling fake versions of Darkest Dungeon

There's a new app version of Red Hook Studios' groundbreaking roguelike Darkest Dungeon. Currently it's up for grabs on Microsoft's highly reputable Windows Store at the reasonable price point of only $3.99! Best of...

 
 
 
 
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A trademark has been filed for Soldiers' Soul

This should be prefaced by saying that trademark news should always be taken with a grain of salt. With that out of the way, we might have a heads-up as to what the next game in the widely beloved Souls series is. In Europe, a trademark was...

 
 
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Oh dear: Dragon's Dogma Online trademarked

Well, my emotions have been sufficiently toyed with. A European trademark for Dragon's Dogma Online was discovered today by NeoGAF and as far as words I don't want to see appear in videogame names go, particularly from a company like (moder...

 
 
 
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Square Enix trademarks 'Masters of the Masks' in Europe

Masters of the Masks, eh? This trademark by Square Enix Europe is for a game, of course. But that's all we know. That's how it usually goes with these trademark things.  Any guesses? Something brand new, you think? Square Enix files tr...

 
 
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Mevius Final Fantasy trademark filed in Europe

The sharp eyes of NeoGAF have found a European Square Enix trademark for "Mevius Final Fantasy." The trademark covers games and merchandise, so this is probably some kind of videogame. I have no idea what a Mevius is, but I was pleased to s...

 
 




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