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Xater
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(01-21-2014, 08:46 PM)
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Looks like the Candy Crush guys are also going after The Banner Saga. Their argument seems to be that they have games with Saga in the title therefor totally a point of confusion.

Here is the legal document: http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/tta...4235-OPP-1.pdf

Update 1: I am not a lawyer but I guess these are the important parts.






Update 2: Some tweets that followed the document by Supperannuation




Update 3: Some more relevant tweets on what Stoic might be able to do, but he isn't a lawyer so who knows.





Update 4:



Update 5:

Originally Posted by MHWilliams

As I noted in my version of the story, King.com's Saga trademark is currently suspended. So they're just opposing Stoic's filing.

http://www.trademarkia.com/saga-85482736.html

Last edited by Xater; 01-22-2014 at 11:40 AM.
Gaz_RB
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(01-21-2014, 08:47 PM)
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I just don't believe it. Out of control.
The Tofunator
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(01-21-2014, 08:47 PM)
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Well these King.com fellows can go fuck off.
BarrenMind
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(01-21-2014, 08:47 PM)
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Thought this one was a joke...
Nokterian
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(01-21-2014, 08:47 PM)
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What a bunch of assholes jezus.
The_Darkest_Red
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(01-21-2014, 08:47 PM)
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These guys are the worst. THE WORST.

Also, buy The Banner Saga, it's great.
RK9039
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(01-21-2014, 08:48 PM)
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What a bunch of arseholes.
DTKT
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(01-21-2014, 08:48 PM)
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Does this and the "Candy" trademark actually have a chance in court?
jet1911
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(01-21-2014, 08:48 PM)
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Yes, yes, that make perfect sense.
ChosenPredator
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(01-21-2014, 08:48 PM)
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these guys are going Super Saiyan Sue
TouchMyBox
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(01-21-2014, 08:49 PM)
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Someone grab me my Little Inferno™ Home Entertainment Fireplace System...

I've got some burning to do.
esterk
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inky
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Originally Posted by DTKT

Does this and the "Candy" trademark actually have a chance in court?

With enough money involved it might.
Mr. Poolman
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(01-21-2014, 08:49 PM)
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Now I'm buying the Banner SAGA >:(
Celegus
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(01-21-2014, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xater

Looks like the Candy Crush guys are also going after The Banner Saga. Their argument seems to be that they have games with Saga in the title therefor totally a point of confusion.

But Banner Saga is a good game... I don't see how there could be much confusion.
The Blackrose
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(01-21-2014, 08:50 PM)
Already don't see King in a favorable light thanks to their browser hijacking antics on cell phones.

Now they're just reaching.
SJRB
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(01-21-2014, 08:50 PM)
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Don't mess with The Banner Saga goddamnit, it's an amazing game.
Dennis
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(01-21-2014, 08:50 PM)
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Time to trademark every single word in the English language.

It is the only way to make sure I get mine.
shink
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(01-21-2014, 08:50 PM)
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Well then. Uninstalled Candy Crush.
FrostuTheNinja
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(01-21-2014, 08:50 PM)
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But, Sigma Star Saga. And Romancing Saga. And Saga! D:
Fuzzy
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(01-21-2014, 08:51 PM)
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Will they also retroactively go after Square Enix for their Saga games?
megalowho
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(01-21-2014, 08:51 PM)
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Seems way over the line, even for patent trolling. They're not even on the same platform.
GMN
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(01-21-2014, 08:51 PM)
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Watch out, that one DBZ game on the Gamecube. They're coming for you, too.
MattKeil
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(01-21-2014, 08:51 PM)
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Time to have a seat, King.com.
Teknopathetic
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(01-21-2014, 08:51 PM)
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I fear King.com has too much money to be driven into complete despair as Tim Langdell was. Unfortunate.
Loudninja
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How does the sun burn?
Food for thought.
(01-21-2014, 08:51 PM)
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I am confuse.
Oriel
(01-21-2014, 08:51 PM)
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Fuck you King, fuck you.
birdchili
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(01-21-2014, 08:51 PM)
really large corp-destroying consumer backlash pls.
iammeiam
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy

Will they also retroactively go after Square Enix for their Saga games?

I feel like Crush 3DS/PSP should be their next target. Just to go after all the words.
Shig
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(01-21-2014, 08:52 PM)
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Scrolls of the Candy Edge Saga: The Litigationing
shagg_187
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(01-21-2014, 08:53 PM)
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Some big publisher needs to sue their ass. Glad I don't support their shit.
NeonDelta
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(01-21-2014, 08:53 PM)
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I wish someone who's surname is King would trademark the word King
mavs
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(01-21-2014, 08:53 PM)
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Fuck, I thought the Langdell connection was just a silly joke.
Oriel
(01-21-2014, 08:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy

Will they also retroactively go after Square Enix for their Saga games?

And Sega for Panzer Dragoon Saga? Bring it King.com you money grabbing fucks!
Lautaro
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(01-21-2014, 08:53 PM)
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Oh great some unoriginal assholes going after an indie game. Motherfuckers!

I guess they'll go after some JRPG that has the saga word too, right?
Tucah
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(01-21-2014, 08:53 PM)
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I know I was surprised when I couldn't crush candies in Banner Saga.
Kabuki Quantum Lover
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(01-21-2014, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teknopathetic

I fear King.com has too much money to be driven into complete despair as Tim Langdell was. Unfortunate.

I was about to bring up the EDGE case. This is just messed up.
Linkup
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(01-21-2014, 08:54 PM)
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I thought Banner Saga was a kickstarter game that started almost a year ago before anyone even heard of candy crush.
jet1911
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(01-21-2014, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by NeonDelta

I wish someone who's surname is King would trademark the word King

Burger King should sue them.
CheesecakeRecipe
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(01-21-2014, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by NeonDelta

I wish someone who's surname is King would trademark the word King

Burger King to shut them down after arguing they were planning on re-releasing their hit games such as Big Bumpin and Sneak King, and thus King.com's claim to the name may cause irreparable brand confusion.
Twinduct
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(01-21-2014, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Time to trademark every single word in the English language.

It is the only way to make sure I get mine.

Tooİ Lateİ
Payİ Meİ
SenorArdilla
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(01-21-2014, 08:55 PM)
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Does King.com realize how many games there are with "Saga" in their names?
Lunaniem
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(01-21-2014, 08:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Linkup

I thought Banner Saga was a kickstarter game that started almost a year ago before anyone even heard of candy crush.

No, they are totally ripping off another generic Bejeweled clone.
Darklord
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(01-21-2014, 08:55 PM)
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Why do people have to act like such total cunts?
MattKeil
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(01-21-2014, 08:56 PM)
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Hey Disney, I think you have precedent on this one. A quick C&D from the Mouse might make these guys settle down.
BanGy.nz
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(01-21-2014, 08:56 PM)
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EA, we need you.
Daedardus
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(01-21-2014, 08:56 PM)
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King.com Presents: Crush All Sagas. Coming to courts this year.
PaulLFC
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(01-21-2014, 08:56 PM)
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How can you trademark the word "saga"? Is someone going to trademark the word "the" in relation to games next? How about "of"? Candy Crush is a rip off as it is.
studyguy
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(01-21-2014, 08:57 PM)
Sounds like a whale going after a mouse.
So this is basically the new Rovio, right? Not much beyond Candy Crush Saga rolling for them at the moment? Looks like they're iterating on it twice now, wonder how long this one will go.
Chums Knifeblade
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(01-21-2014, 08:57 PM)
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Sums up all of my feelings about this

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