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Candy Crush Developers Sue The World

01-21-2014, 11:28 PM
#1
Candy Crush Developers Sue The World

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Originally Posted by Forbes
King.com Limited registered claim with the US trademark office almost a year ago, to the word ‘candy’ as it pertains to video games (and clothing!) Well, last Wednesday, January 15, King’s filing was approved and today there are reports that developers are receiving emails from Apple if their games contain the word “candy” in the title.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonyk...ng-enforce-it/
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Originally Posted by BGR
...the developer behind the game All Candy Casino Slots, tells GameZebo that he and other developers with candy-related games have been targeted by King, a development that has left them “frustrated” because their games aren’t at all comparable to Candy Crush Saga... King can’t go after candy companies because candy companies don’t use the term CANDY as a trademark — they use it to identify their product.

http://bgr.com/2014/01/21/candy-crus...emark-lawsuit/

Also, here's a bit where King.com (aka Candy Crush Saga developer) is suing a new desktop tactical role playing game called The Banner Saga over the use of the term "Saga" common to both games (and many other King.com products like Papa Pear Saga, etc).
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=755651

Last edited by undeadcow; 01-21-2014 at 11:37 PM.
01-22-2014, 12:02 AM
#2
Read this earlier on TA's main page.

01-22-2014, 12:14 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post
Read this earlier on TA's main page.
There it is on the main page, I think I skipped that content when I saw some reference to CCS... Thanks.
01-22-2014, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
There it is on the main page, I think I skipped that content when I saw some reference to CCS... Thanks.
Still very funny, King.com are plain crazy.
01-22-2014, 03:16 AM
#5
Ridiculous. Hope it comes back to bite them.
01-22-2014, 03:22 AM
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Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 513
Anybody would think they invented the wheel with candy crush, but in fact they just ripped off the idea off some poor sole, just like all there games they release. Wow corporations can be sooooo greedy!!
Hope you don't try to re-name the Candy Canes I eat when it's Christmas time, Santa won't be happy!
01-22-2014, 05:01 PM
#7
I like candy crush, but it is not fair to reserve the word candy.
01-22-2014, 06:50 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by september View Post
Ridiculous. Hope it comes back to bite them.
This^^

It's crazy

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15
01-22-2014, 07:43 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by Mene View Post
This^^

It's crazy
Yup, I agree. They're insane crazy.