1. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Apple bombarded with candy-themed games in protest at the word 'candy' being trademarked

    Revenge is sweet.
    Having the word "candy" or "saga" in your app's name makes it worthy of being pulled, apparently.
    What'll happen to my Tear Ring Saga remakes now?
    HeyCori likes this.
    01-31-2014 08:38 AM
  2. Jas00555's Avatar
    Haha, "sweet"... "candy"... I see what you did there
    01-31-2014 08:42 AM
  3. bsayegh's Avatar
    I can understand if a company couldn't call their product "Candy Crunch" or "The Saga of Candy Crush", but copyrighting "candy" and "saga" is ludicrous. I hope their office building burns down (disclaimed: with nobody in it). They deserve bad things and only bad things.

    Kind of reminds me of how Michael Jackson or Paul Mcartney owns the birthday song.
    01-31-2014 02:51 PM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    Yeah, this is just another example of our IP rights laws (or how they're administered) have run amok. You shouldn't be able to trademark words like candy or saga, any more than you should be able to trademark words like sky or metro. It's ridiculous. Sure, trademark the entire name of your app, but a while back a court found that "app store" wasn't legitimately protected by trademark, why should these other things be?

    Ok upon further research, the court didn't make the finding. Apple gave up its fight. But do you really think Apple would have given up if they didn't know they were going to lose?Apple gives up on failing App Store v. Appstore trademark lawsuit | Ars Technica
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    01-31-2014 03:02 PM
  5. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    The trade mark system, and intellectual property in general, needs to be overhauled for the 21st century.

    This is all getting out of hand.

    I understand why they had to do it but it should only apply where reasonable confusion may occur. Stoic and their Banner Saga will not find their ip confused with that bs rip off of older games colourful garbage.

    I hope this is resolved and soon.

    Rant over ;)
    01-31-2014 03:06 PM

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