Trademark

King seeks to abandon US “candy” trademark

King seeks to abandon US “candy” trademark

King, the maker behind Candy Crush Saga, found its purpose in life back in 2012 with the advent of its aforementioned game, which went on to earn extensive popularity amongst mobile gamers. The company has experienced increased criticism and controversy in recent times, however, spurred by its trademarking of the generic word "candy" and legal targeting of games with similar names, among other things. At least part of that controversy will soon disappear, however, with King filing to abandon its "candy" trademark in the United States.

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Amazon exec the face of new toiletry line amid trademark dispute

Amazon exec the face of new toiletry line amid trademark dispute

It's not often you see a company take an argument far enough to make a cosmetics line about it, but that's exactly what's happened here with Amazon UK and the company known as Lush. This cosmetics company does not sell product on Amazon, but because of the way Amazon's search is set up, searching for Lush on Amazon results in some rather similar-looking products with a lot of potential to mislead.

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FiftyThree files trademark over Facebook Paper (but hopes it won’t need it)

FiftyThree files trademark over Facebook Paper (but hopes it won’t need it)

Tensions between Facebook and app developer FiftyThree over use of the name Paper has escalated with news that a new trademark has been filed that could cause headaches for the social network's Flipboard rival. Facebook's decision to dub its new iPhone app Paper, despite FiftyThree having a digital notebook app already on the market, was already leading to suggestions that a trademark battle would commence. Today, though, it's been revealed that FiftyThree attempted to bolster its defenses on the very day Facebook revealed its app.

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Samsung Glass design filing tips growing wearable ambitions

Samsung Glass design filing tips growing wearable ambitions

A potential design for Samsung's rumored Google Glass rival has been revealed in a Korean filing, a sports- and media-centric wearable complete with a monocular eyepiece. Samsung's "sports glasses" would apparently have fixed lenses, according to the design filing spotted by the WSJ, rather than the interchangeable visors of Google's Glass Explorer Edition, as well as more traditional earpieces for music playback.

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Half-Life 3 trademark filed for by Valve

Half-Life 3 trademark filed for by Valve

If they didn't have the lock on the name before today, Valve certainly does now: Half-Life 3 has been entered in to trademark application with the European Union's Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market, for real. For those of you unfamiliar with the title, Half-Life 3 is a game that's been long-awaited, having seen massive success in its 2nd generation release and seeing so much legendary suggestion behind its release that it in itself has become an event worth waiting for. We've had tips on Half-Life 3 flowing in for years, if you'd like to know, while only the very smallest cross-section of rumors come to fruition. This is one of those times.

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