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News Candy Crush Saga developer goes after Banner Saga

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 22 Jan 2014.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Utterly ridiculous.
     
  3. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    This is ridiculous and pretencious. There's been games with "saga" in their names wayyyyy before candy crush, Saga frontier, Romancing Saga, etc.
     
  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention their game is known as Candy Crush and not as Candy Crush Saga.
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I wonder if they'll pursue SEGA next because it 'sounds a bit like' saga, and a certain domestic appliance manufacturer with a sweet-themed name had better watch its back...

    *****.
     
  6. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    To litigate this good takes AGES - or whatever saga is backwards.
     
  7. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  8. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    I think its time for a ban on commonly used words being trademarked.
     
  9. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Not very flexible though, I'll take a Viking Range or Lacanche any day.

    This trademark rubbish gets really tiresome. Why must there be so many of these one-hit-wonder developers for places like Facebook and app stores, who take themselves so seriously and try to wiz on everybody else's parade?
     
  10. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    FTFY
     
  11. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Not to mention the fact that the Vikings got there wayyyyy before computers were invented...;)

    So Hoover lost the right to trademark their name because it became a generic term for vacuum cleaner; so how come King can trademark something that is already a generic term like "candy"?
     
  12. BlackRaven

    BlackRaven Freaking printers!

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    If I was looking at these all of such stupidity would be refused and a penalty would need to be paid by the company that is wasting working time with such idiocy.
     
  13. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    Almost feels like they have been taking inspiration from apple
     
  14. Beasteh

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    Does this mean I should give up on my plans for a mobile game called "Candy Birds" ?

    Edit: Seriously though, there's a good article over at GamerLaw which explains the situation and how this has come to be.
     
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  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    dunno but 'Chronicles of Candy Space: Marine Scrolls Saga' might be in trouble though...

    Gamasutra also has a decent article on the legalities of what King are doing...
     
  16. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    AGAs
    A collection of wood burning stoves.
     
  17. dancingbear84

    dancingbear84 error 404

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    Is it A GAS aga, or solid fuel

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  18. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    When I read this a few hours ago on RPS I sent them an e-mail. It seems they got a lot of them, because they replied surprisingly quickly.
    The reply was pure copypasta (some others on RPS mentioned a completely identical one), but I thought it might be informative, so here it is:

     
  19. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    king are zynga mk2

    cant wait for their little bubble to burst.
     
  20. Venares

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    You cant just trademark the bloody word "Saga".
    Hopfuly these clowns will kill themselves off like Zynga did and take all the other patent trolls with them.

    Well, I can hope cant I.
     
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