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Posts Tagged ‘Trademark’

IPE: The Curious Case of Blazheiev v. Ubisoft

Most of you might not know the curious case of Blazheiev v. Ubisoft, which is why precisely why I am dedicating the time and space to discuss what is a truly interesting lawsuit. A cursory Google search shows that this lawsuit went completely under the radar, not a single news website has covered it that […]

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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 […]

Champions In Court #2: Batman Returns

In a game where players can create whatever they want, be whoever, they want, and personalize their experience to the enth degree, it is only natural that there will be hundreds of hulks, batmen, and supermen. Creative? Not so much. Inviting a lawsuit? Cryptic should already know that, which is why both City of Heroes […]

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