Fallout Publisher Sends Legal Threat To Game With 'Fallout' In Title

Indie developer and YouTube personality Jordan Maron is changing the name of his upcoming mobile game Fortress Fallout after receiving a cease-and-desist notification from Zenimax Media, the parent company behind Fallout publisher Bethesda. » 2/16/15 2:30pm 2/16/15 2:30pm

Indie Creator of CandySwipe Fumes Over Candy Crush Saga Trademark Move

The maker of a little-known match-3 game involving candy pieces says he's being steamrollered by the scorched-earth trademark strategy of the casual gaming powerhouse Candy Crush Saga, despite the fact his game and its name are two years older. » 2/12/14 6:45pm 2/12/14 6:45pm

Candy Crush Makers: We Should Never Have Published 'Cloned' Game

The makers of Candy Crush Saga have issued a lengthy defense of their actions, with regard to a couple of notorious trademark applications and allegations it deliberately cloned a game whose makers reached a deal with another publisher. » 1/27/14 11:00am 1/27/14 11:00am

Candy Crush Makers Remove a Game Accused of Being a Blatant Copy

In the world of flash games, derivatives vastly outnumber original concepts, so the charge someone copied a game is quite common. But the makers of a Pac-Man-style game in 2009 say they have an email proving that King, the outfit trademarking words like "candy" and "saga," ordered a developer to directly copy their… » 1/25/14 2:00pm 1/25/14 2:00pm

Candy Crush Makers Say They're Going After Copycats, Not Banner Saga

The makers of Candy Crush Saga, who have filed for a trademark on video games with the name "candy," and are opposing the trademark application of The Banner Saga, (pictured) say they are "not trying to stop Banner Saga from using its name," but are compelled to defend their position under trademark law. » 1/22/14 8:36am 1/22/14 8:36am

Candy Crush Wants To Claim The Word "Candy" For Games And Stuff

The people who made Candy Crush think they now own the word Candy, at least when it comes to games and a bunch of merchandise. How adorable. » 1/20/14 10:00pm 1/20/14 10:00pm

GaymerCon Renamed 'GaymerX' in Response to Trademark Dispute [Update]

No sooner than did GaymerCon gather enough financial backing to organize its first ever meeting in 2013 did a trademark issue—something that pisses off gamers of any orientation—arise with the name. "Gaymer" has been trademarked by the guy who owns gaymer.org, and he even sent a cease-and-desist letter over to… » 12/25/12 5:00pm 12/25/12 5:00pm

They're Just Trademarking the Hell Out of Everything in Skyrim

If you've got any Dragonborn T-shirts, bumper stickers or other crap up on Cafe Press or Etsy, now might be the time to hold a clearance sale. ZeniMax Media just submitted a trademark application for that term, joining the recent filing it made for "Fus Ro Dah," presumably for the same purposes. » 5/20/12 4:00pm 5/20/12 4:00pm

'Dawnguard' Trademark Filed, May Point to Skyrim Expansion

No plans for a downloadable expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have been announced yet, but a trademark filing spied at the end of February is believed to tip off its name or part of it anyway: Dawnguard. » 3/23/12 1:30am 3/23/12 1:30am

Whatever the Hell 'Full Contact Bingo' is, EA's Trademarked It

Weekends were made for trademark applications, and Electronic Arts went to the trouble of filing to protect "Full Contact Bingo," reports trademark/domain hawk Fusible. » 3/10/12 4:30pm 3/10/12 4:30pm

Nintendo Files Trademarks for "Wii U" but Doesn't Own wiiu.com…

Our good friends at Fusible note, somewhat wryly, that while Nintendo's gotten around to filing trademark applications on the Wii U it's lacking ownership of the wiiu.com domain. The console by that name is due for sale sometime in 2012. » 8/14/11 2:00pm 8/14/11 2:00pm

"Hitman: Absolution" Seems To Be The Name Of The Game

Just so you know, IO Interactive was doin' aug- alternate-reality games before doing alternate-reality games was cool, giving up a look at what's believed to be Hitman's next entry. A trademark filing by Square Enix now indicates it will be titled "Hitman: Absolution." » 4/23/11 11:00am 4/23/11 11:00am

Trademark Filings Tip Hand For New Vegas DLC?

Rooting through paperwork, a NeoGAF poster found three trademark filings by ZeniMax Media, parent of Bethesda Softworks, maker of Fallout: New Vegas. One corresponds to a name from a graffiti file (pictured) like one that tipped off December's "Dead Money" DLC. » 1/08/11 3:00pm 1/08/11 3:00pm

Colbert Takes On Nintendo Like Donkey Kong

In response to Nintendo's attempt to trademark "It's on like Donkey Kong," Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert decides to squat on other dated catchphrases, just in case. » 11/12/10 4:20pm 11/12/10 4:20pm

NSFW: Now This Is A Nintendo Trademark We'd Like To See

Nintendo is trying to copyright the saying "It's on like Donkey Kong". It's madness. Thankfully, Super Nerd Wil Wheaton has an elegant solution. » 11/12/10 4:30am 11/12/10 4:30am

It's On Like A Trademark Application For "It's On Like Donkey Kong"

Nintendo has found a novel new way to promote the upcoming release of Donkey Kong Country Returns: Filing a request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the pop-culture phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong." Oh it's on. » 11/10/10 11:40am 11/10/10 11:40am

Zynga Sued Over Mafia Wars Name

Popular Facebook game Mafia Wars comes under fire today as creator Zynga is sued for trademark violation by Digital Chocolate, the creator of the Mafia Wars mobile phone game series. » 8/25/10 5:30pm 8/25/10 5:30pm