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Posts Tagged ‘Trademark’

[NM] Bad Press: Don’t Read Too Much Into Konami’s Trademark Renewals

Konami this week silently renewed its trademarks for Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid in Europe and the press is already speculating on what this could mean: A Playstation Classic lineup? Remakes? Remasters? A surprise announcement at the game awards? Don’t hold your breath. This story comes up whenever a developer is found to renew […]

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IPE: The Curious Case of Blazheiev v. Ubisoft

(Update 1/21/19: After being contact by Vitalii Blazheiev’s PR team, we’ve made a couple updates to note that the lawsuit was filed in San Francisco court, not Los Angeles as incorrectly noted and the claim that Attorney Weiner was fired and did not quit.) Most of you might not know the curious case of Blazheiev […]

In Plain English: KLM Starfall Education Foundation v. Trion Worlds, Inc.

Today’s In Plain English covers the very short lawsuit between Starfall Education Foundation and Trion Worlds regarding the Rift expansion Starfall Prophecy. You may be aware that Trion Worlds recently changed the name of the expansion to the Prophecy of Ahnket and wanted to know why. The explanation lies in a recent lawsuit filed by […]

STICLI Games: Toxic Developer With Invalid EULA

STICLI Games is the developer of Airport Master on Steam, a $15 airport simulator that by all accounts seems to be a decent game that merely suffers from a bad user interface. The developer, however, seems intent on driving their reputation directly into the river by coming right off the starting line with toxic behavior, […]

Creating Games Using Someone Else’s Intellectual Property

As someone who started writing by creating derivative works of existing properties, I have a special place in my heart for amateur studios who do the same. So whenever I have to deal with such a group of people, I never see them as content theives when I tell them they will probably be served […]

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