Artist Sues Pet Toy Company Over Angry Birds Trademark

Years before there was an Angry Birds video game, pet accessory maker Hartz partnered with Seattle artist Juli Adams to release a line of Angry Birds cat toys. A lawsuit filed by Adams this week alleges Hartz unlawfully took her trademarked designs and turned them into a licensing partnership with game developer… » 8/05/14 12:30pm 8/05/14 12:30pm

Fake Trademark Breaks Sega Fans' Hearts

Some people - who you'd think should know better - got excited last week when they learned that Sega had filed a trademark in Europe for "Shenmue III". The only problem: it wasn't actually Sega who filed it. » 12/01/13 8:00pm 12/01/13 8:00pm

Did Nintendo Plan to Call the DS the "City Boy"?

People scratched their heads at "Wii" but ultimately everyone accepted it. Not many are really warming up to "Wii U" but I suspect as some point that'll be spoken like it was always a part of the language, too. » 6/02/12 2:00pm 6/02/12 2:00pm

Rock Band and Dance Central Creators Getting Down to Vidrhythm

Harmonix recently trademarked Vidrhythm, which as it turns out is one of the Rock Band and Dance Central developer's new projects. I'm guessing "rhythm game" and "occasionally confused with that new, weird Final Fantasy music game." » 7/06/11 8:20pm 7/06/11 8:20pm

The Total Defeat of the Man Who Said He Owned the Word 'Edge'

We've given Tim Langdell a wide berth (like, for nearly two years) rather than assault you with incremental developments in the legal proceedings involving his ridiculous, all-encompassing trademark claims to the word "Edge." But we'll check in now, as a court ruling in the U.K. affirms what many have long suspected:… » 6/17/11 6:40pm 6/17/11 6:40pm

Monday Night Combat Was Almost "Combat, Inc."

Monday Night Combat. Evokes a sense of battle-as-primetime sport, right? Sure, thanks to a certain football broadcast. Uber Entertainment filed and owns the Monday Night Combat trademark, but it had backup plans in case the lawyer-mans raised a fuss. » 8/31/10 7:20pm 8/31/10 7:20pm

Valve Will Have To Fight To Trademark New Game Based On Warcraft III Mod

You might be happy that Valve seems to be releasing a commercial product based on an old Warcraft III mod, Defence of the Ancients Allstars. Valve are probably happy too. Some of the mod's original creators, though? Less happy. » 8/19/10 3:30am 8/19/10 3:30am

New Defense of the Ancients Trademark Points To Valve

Rumors that Valve is planning on doing more with ultra-popular Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients All-Stars—or DotA—feel a lot less rumor-like now. The Half-Life developer recently trademarked "DOTA" for future use. » 8/11/10 7:40pm 8/11/10 7:40pm

EA Trademarks The Hell Out Of Syndicate

EA files three new trademark registrations for Syndicate, further teasing us with visions of a downloadable online sequel to Bullfrog's classic real-time tactics game. » 8/04/10 11:40am 8/04/10 11:40am

With The Nintendo 3DS Could Come 3DSWare, 3DSPlay

We're just weeks away from getting our first official look at the Nintendo 3DS, promised to make its debut at E3. New trademarks could portend Nintendo 3DS related games that come along with it. » 5/17/10 11:30pm 5/17/10 11:30pm

The 4 Heroes Of Light May Be Your Next Final Fantasy Fix

Square Enix may be bringing its lovely looking Final Fantasy spin-off stateside, with the company trademarking The 4 Heroes Of Light, a still unofficially announced video game from the RPG publisher. » 4/13/10 9:00pm 4/13/10 9:00pm

What Are Halo Creators Making With 'Bungie Aerospace'?

Halo creators Bungie are cooking up something new, something that, despite its new name, may not actually follow in the trail blazed by id Software's John Carmack and involve shooting rockets into space. So what is Bungie Aerospace? » 3/15/10 6:40pm 3/15/10 6:40pm

"PlayStation Move" The Newest PS3 Motion Controller Code Name?

Add one more name to the pile of potential monikers for Sony's soon to be detailed PlayStation Motion Controller, the PlayStation Move. » 3/10/10 3:20pm 3/10/10 3:20pm

Sony's "Degradable" Video Game Demo Patent

Sony has patented a new form of trial or demo for video games that, rather than presenting us with a small piece of a title, gives us the whole thing, then takes bits away as time goes on. » 3/05/10 2:30am 3/05/10 2:30am

Sony & Konami Both File "Arc" Trademarks, New Gradius Coming?

A new trademark from PlayStation 3 maker Sony lends more credibility to the rumor that its forthcoming motion controller—still officially the PlayStation Motion Controller—will be called Arc. Konami's new Gradius Arc trademark, however, is something else. » 3/02/10 5:40pm 3/02/10 5:40pm

A New Eternal Darkness Trademark? What's That About?

Silicon Knights' psychological horror game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem was one of the bright spots in the GameCube library, so Nintendo's new refiling of the Eternal Darkness trademark warrants at least a modicum of excitement. Or does it? » 2/16/10 9:00pm 2/16/10 9:00pm

Nintendo Trademarks Luigi's Mansion (Again)

Nintendo of America has taken the somewhat unexpected step of reviving its Luigi's Mansion trademark, either a sign of its very protective trademarking desires or a renewed interest in giving Luigi more face time with gamers. » 1/20/10 8:00pm 1/20/10 8:00pm

Sony Goes Trademark Crazy With Legend Of Kunoichi, Smashbreak & More

Sony Computer Entertainment has filed a quartet of new trademarks that may offer a peek into the PlayStation 3 and PSP maker's upcoming software plans, including a new ninja game. » 1/13/10 5:40pm 1/13/10 5:40pm

Nintendo Trademarks Wii Relax In The U.S. Too

The Wii Vitality Sensor may be put to good use with a product known as Wii Relax, which Nintendo registered a trademark for in Europe late last year. It has since done the same in these United States. » 1/12/10 8:30pm 1/12/10 8:30pm