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Stick Sports Ltd. suing app developers! (for using the word stick)

02-03-2011, 01:55 PM
#1
Stick Sports Ltd. suing app developers! (for using the word stick)

Stick Sports Ltd. suing app developers!

Recently we and a few other developers got mail from Stick Sports Ltd. lawyers. They force you to remove your application if you use the word "Stick" in its title because they have a trademark for "Stick", at least in UK.

Any other developers affected by this?

How is it possible to trademark such a simple plain word. And what a bad move from a company just entering the iphone market.

Last edited by Heavystar; 02-03-2011 at 02:02 PM.
02-03-2011, 02:21 PM
#2
Kinda ridiculous.... It's kinda like a new side hitting the market, and suing all other sodas for having the word 'cola' in the title.... Silly silly devs.

02-03-2011, 02:36 PM
#3
it's affecting me. I just got a notice from apple for my games stick golf, stick golf HD,and super stick golf. And they indeed are claiming infringement on the word 'stick'...

Kind of ridiculous...

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02-03-2011, 02:59 PM
#5
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Wow..
02-03-2011, 03:03 PM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by jschidlowsky View Post
it's affecting me. I just got a notice from apple for my games stick golf, stick golf HD,and super stick golf. And they indeed are claiming infringement on the word 'stick'...

Kind of ridiculous...
What are you going to change the name to? Wooden Pole Golf? How do you copyright that???

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02-03-2011, 03:09 PM
#7
Same here for 'Stick Sports : Summer Games' because of the word 'Stick'.
02-03-2011, 03:34 PM
#8
This is especially a bullsh*t thing when Apple doesn't do anything when the see this: http://kotaku.com/5750238/the-case-o...l-rabbit-games

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02-03-2011, 03:45 PM
#9
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Not again...
02-03-2011, 03:47 PM
#10
I am enraged by developers doing this. First it's Lima Sky being a-holes trying to trademark Doodle. Now its these fools trademarking stick. REALLY??? There are so many apps with Stick in it. WTF?! These devs who are doing stuff like this are ridiculous. Spread the word about not to buy from them. If need be, change ur app names to Stickk or something. My god. I have one thing for devs trying to pull stuff like this. t-_-

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