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Bandai Namco files trademark for "Tap My Katamari", registers domain for same

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Rösti

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Today, on November 30, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. filed in Europe via the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) a trademark application for "Tap My Katamari". It is a basic CTM application under G&S Printed circuit boards for video game machines, Video game machines and Amusement park services, among many others. No filings for this are currently available for public viewing in US or Japan (as far as I can tell anyway).

Trade mark information

Name Tap My Katamari
Filing number 014862411
Basis CTM
Date of receipt 30/11/2015
Type Word
Nature Individual
Nice classes 9, 28, 41 ( Nice Classification )
Vienna Classification
Filing date 30/11/2015
Registration date
Expiry date
Designation date

Filing language English
Second language Spanish
Application reference SFA/FT7169592
Trade mark status Application under examination
Acquired distinctiveness No
Goods and services

9 Printed circuit boards for video game machines; computer software for entertainment; computer game programs; memory cards, magnetic cards, computer memory devices; integrated circuit cards; phonograph records, compact discs, videotapes, video discs; controllers for personal computers; computer keyboards, headphones, keyboard covers, microphones, mouse [computer peripheral], mouse pads, video screens; cell phone straps; earphone jack accessories; downloadable pictures, motion pictures, movies, music, and sound; electronic publications, downloadable; additional data for computer games (downloadable); magnets; mobile phone covers; cinematographic films, exposed slide films, mounts for slide films.

28 Video game machines; video game machine cases; apparatus for games; coin-operated or non coin-operated amusement machines; coin-operated or non coin-operated amusement game machines; games; controllers for video game machines; playing cards and card games; hand-held electronic games; playthings; toys and dolls; slot machines [gaming machines]; board games; gymnastic and sporting articles; fishing tackles; scratch cards for playing lottery games.

41 Amusement park services, amusement center services; rental of records, compact discs or pre-recorded magnetic tapes; rental of pre-recorded video tapes, video disks and movie films; rental of amusement machines and equipment for amusement parks; rental of toys; arrangement of movies, performances, shows, plays, concerts or music events; film production other than advertising films; distribution of movies, cinema presentations, presentation of live performances, direction of plays, performance of plays, presentation of musical performances, production of radio programs, production of television programs, provision of audio studios, provision of visual studios; providing information about video games, computer games, amusement machines, amusement centers, amusement parks, sound, music, images, animation or movies through telecommunication or computer networks; providing video games, computer games, sound, music, images, animation or movies through telecommunication or computer networks; providing electronic publications through telecommunication or computer networks [not downloadable].
Owners

KABUSHIKI KAISHA BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment (also trading as BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)

ID 699975
Organisation KABUSHIKI KAISHA BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment (also trading as BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)
Legal status Legal entity
Country JP - Japan
State/county n/a
Town Tokyo
Post code n/a
Address 4-5-15, Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Correspondence address
KABUSHIKI KAISHA BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment (also trading as BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)
4-5-15, Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo
JAPÓN
Source: https://oami.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/trademarks/014862411

They, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, on November 12 also created a domain for this title at http://www.tapmykatamari.com/. It's currently a placeholder site.

Whois from Gandi.net:

Domain Name: tapmykatamari.com
Registry Domain ID: 1978871879_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.gandi.net
Registrar URL: http://www.gandi.net
Updated Date: 2015-11-12T16:01:41Z
Creation Date: 2015-11-12T15:01:41Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-11-12T15:01:41Z
Registrar: GANDI SAS
Registrar IANA ID: 81
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@support.gandi.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.170377661
Reseller: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE S.A.S.
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
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Registrant Name: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE
Registrant Organization: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE
Registrant Street: 21-23 RUE DU PETIT ALBI
Registrant City: CERGY PONTOISE
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code: 95808
Registrant Country: FR
Registrant Phone: +33.134303030
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Registrant Email: eu.administrative-contact@bandainamcoent.eu
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Gestion Domaines
Admin Organization: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE S.A.S.
Admin Street: 49-51, rue des Docks
CS 90618
Admin City: LYON
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code: 69258
Admin Country: FR
Admin Phone: +33.437643091
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Admin Email: eu.administrative-contact@bandainamcoent.eu
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Gestion Domaines
Tech Organization: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE S.A.S.
Tech Street: 49-51, rue des Docks
CS 90618
Tech City: LYON
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code: 69258
Tech Country: FR
Tech Phone: +33.437643091
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>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-30T17:04:25Z <<<
Sounds to me as either an arcade or mobile title. This would be the first title in the Katamari series since Touch My Katamari was released in 2011 for PlayStation Vita.

Searched but found no previous thread or post about this.
 

Arsenic13

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Touch My Katamari on the Vita was great. As someone that didn't play any of the games after the first, it was nice to have a sort of greatest hits in hand. Plus the story was so weird and mean to the player.
 

finalflame

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Give me a main line entry that I can play with a controller and not this, please. Please.

It's ok, Wattam will fulfill my need for Takahashi-esque weirdness on a proper platform.
 
R

Rösti

Unconfirmed Member
On December 7, 2015, they filed the trademark application for "Tap My Katamari" in the United States via the USPTO. It entered the Trademark Reporting and Monitoring System (TRAM) yesterday, on December 10.

Word Mark TAP MY KATAMARI
Translations The English translation of KATAMARI in the mark is solid.
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game programs; Computer game software; Downloadable computer game programs; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, providing a computer game that may be accessed network-wide by network users via mobile phones and computers; providing computer games via network between communications networks and computers

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86840868
Filing Date December 7, 2015
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. CORPORATION JAPAN 4-5-15 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku Tokyo JAPAN 140-8590
Attorney of Record Darren B. Cohen
Prior Registrations 3077193;3225455;4268859
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Source: http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer?caseId=sn86840868&docId=RFA20151210072742#docIndex=0&page=1

Mobile phones are mentioned here, though together with computers. Make of that what you will.
 

Ogodei

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Because when you see a giant ball of stuff rolled up from all over the planet, don't you just want to tap that?
 

Mr. Nice_Guy

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Sold. But didn't the Vita Kamtamari have some stuff in it that people hated? Like tiner studf akin F2P practices or something? If so I can't imagine it would be much better here?
 

chrominance

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Sold. But didn't the Vita Kamtamari have some stuff in it that people hated? Like tiner studf akin F2P practices or something? If so I can't imagine it would be much better here?
I think the Vita game got dinged mostly for not having enough content. Beautiful Katamari seemed worse in that there was a bunch of content you could only buy via DLC.

This, though. What is this? WHAT IS THIS? It looks real mobile-y. And not in a good way.
 

Mr. Nice_Guy

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I think the Vita game got dinged mostly for not having enough content. Beautiful Katamari seemed worse in that there was a bunch of content you could only buy via DLC.

This, though. What is this? WHAT IS THIS? It looks real mobile-y. And not in a good way.
Oh really? I played that and didn't even realize it had DLC. I'll need to look at that.

Also yeah...gameplay is not what I was hoping for at all. Too bad.
 

Lijik

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I was expecting it to be in the vein of that dsiWare puzzle game, a 2d runner and the vertical orientation both seem really baffling.