Bandai Namco Entertainment has filed a new international trademark application for the mark Tales of Luminaria. The multinational game developer is known for its ‘Tales’ video game series, so the revelation of this new trademark application is making some people question whether this is the name of the next game in the Tales series, and if it is, then what happened to Tales of Arise, which was originally scheduled to release in 2020, but now has an undetermined release date? Click on this article link to learn more.
Fan games have always been a grey area when it comes to copyright issues. In the eyes of those making the fan game, it is a labor of love that took countless hours, in order to produce an homage to a video game series. Video game developers / IP holders don’t look at fan games so fondly, particularly Nintendo, who is once again attempting to shut down another popular fan game based on the Legend of Zelda franchise. Click on this article link to learn more.
Around the beginning of this month, Ubisoft filed two U.S. trademark applications for some upcoming titles announced in its Ubisoft Forward showcase, but hasn’t received as much attention as some other titles featured in the showcase. So today, we’re going to discuss the two trademarks, what they’re for, and any video games that might relate to them. Click on this article link to learn more.
Nintendo of Japan seems to be on a roll with a consistent stream of trademark applications. This next set of trademark applications makes it the fourth consecutive week of Nintendo trademarks published in Japan. Is it time to “catch ‘em all” again, or is this fanbase catching a case prematurely? Click on this article link to learn more.
Last week Thursday, Ubisoft did a virtual update of one of its upcoming video game titles, Gods & Monsters. However, along with visual and gameplay updates, the game also got a major update in the form of a change in the name of the game altogether, now being renamed as Immortals: Fenyx (pronounced ‘phoenix’) Rising. With so many people liking the old title, why would Ubisoft suddenly change the game’s name? Click on this article link to learn more.
Last month, Sony filed a new multinational trademark application for the phrase “Play Like Never Before” which is expected to be the latest slogan in Sony’s marketing campaign for its upcoming next-gen gaming console, the PS5. What exactly is this trademark about though? Click on this article link to learn more.
You would think that an automotive company like Honda wouldn’t have anything in common with a tech company like Microsoft. Well apparently both companies believe in the power of dreams, and Honda has filed a trademark opposition against Microsoft regarding Microsoft’s trademark application for ‘Power Your Dreams.’ Click on this article link to learn more.
Anas Abdin, who filed a lawsuit against CBS and Netflix for copyright infringement finally received a conclusion this appeal as the Second Circuit delivered a final opinion on the matter this Monday (August 17). The lawsuit alleged that CBS copied certain elements of his video game ‘Tardigrades’ in the television series ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’ Click on this article link to learn more.
Coral Castle, operators of a museum in southern Florida with the same name, filed a lawsuit last week against Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite. The initial complaint alleges trademark infringement, likelihood of confusion, bad faith, loss of sales and profits, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and more, along with a plethora of remedies requested. Click on this article link to learn more.
Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company of several video game developers, including Rockstar Games, 2K, Social Point, Ghost Story, and Private Division, has filed a U.S. trademark opposition against Kyra Solutions, over Kyra’s trademark application for “ROCSTAR”. Click on this article link to learn more.