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Couchpotato August 17th, 2012 05:28

Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion
 
Rebellion Developments is suing Stardock Entertainment and Ironclad Games in an Eastern Michigan district court for trademark violation over the use of the word rebellion in the title of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.

Rebellion is asking for damages for being "deprived of substantial sales of its products" and for "the value of its trademarks as commercial assets."
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GameSpot notes: "Rebellion provided several examples where it claimed consumers would have been easily misled, including promotional materials which displayed the word 'Rebellion' much larger than the preceding 'Sins of a Solar Empire' and some that referred to the game only by the disputed trademark."
As I see it it's just another crazy trademark battle among others this year.

While were at it Star Wars Rebellion wants a word with both studios. In case no one remembers that was a rts space game from the early 2000's.

Here is the suit that was filed- https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_zz…Z00/edit?pli=1

Korplem August 17th, 2012 05:45

Rebellion is such a common word, especially in fiction settings, that this is just ridiculous. Also, I've never heard of this studio, indicating that most gamers wouldn't confuse them. I hope Rebellion gets a kick in the nuts and goes back to work instead of mooching off others' hard work.

DArtagnan August 17th, 2012 09:41

Do I need to ask where in the world this is going on? ;)

Couchpotato August 17th, 2012 09:43

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Originally Posted by DArtagnan (Post 1061157331)
Do I need to ask where in the world this is going on? ;)

Why the good ole USA were a man or in this case company can sue over anything.;)

Alrik Fassbauer August 17th, 2012 09:44

Next wars will be about Patents, Copyrights, and Trade Marks.

dteowner August 17th, 2012 14:05

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Originally Posted by DArtagnan (Post 1061157331)
Do I need to ask where in the world this is going on? ;)

So true. Why can't we spend time making laws about the amount of bend in our cucumbers like proper enlightened folk? :P

DArtagnan August 17th, 2012 14:10

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Originally Posted by dteowner (Post 1061157362)
So true. Why can't we spend time making laws about the amount of bend in our cucumbers like proper enlightened folk? :P

It's going to be a long while before you get to a green mindset ;)

pibbur who August 17th, 2012 15:08

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Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer (Post 1061157336)
Next wars will be about Patents, Copyrights, and Trade Marks.

I seriously doubt that. There are a several much more likely factors much, such as access to resources, local or regional upheavals and destabilisation, conflicts of interest and so on. Compared to these Trade mark conflicts are peanuts.

pibbur who

Icefire August 17th, 2012 15:59

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Originally Posted by dteowner (Post 1061157362)
So true. Why can't we spend time making laws about the amount of bend in our cucumbers like proper enlightened folk? :P

Because then others will bitch that the banana does not get the proper amount of attention, then the zucchini, and before you know it the entire produce section at your local supermarket will be involved in litigation. Salad bars would go out of business and the unemployment and crime rates would skyrocket. Is that what you want?

coaster August 17th, 2012 20:55

Yes another copyright troll, they should heed the warning of Tim "Edge" Langdell.

Alrik Fassbauer August 17th, 2012 23:08

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Originally Posted by pibbur who (Post 1061157367)
I seriously doubt that. There are a several much more likely factors much, such as access to resources, local or regional upheavals and destabilisation, conflicts of interest and so on. Compared to these Trade mark conflicts are peanuts.

pibbur who

Yes, of course. But my view was partly rather cynical - but in fact Patents are indeed nowadays used as "weapons".

Alrik Fassbauer August 22nd, 2012 18:19

Another example of how much the copyright goes out of control : http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20…ingement-snafu

ronaldo January 1st, 2013 16:29

In upcoming days the intellectual property rights like will be about Patents, Copyrights, and Trade Marks will get more importance for business incorporation.


intellectual property attorneys

CrazyIrish January 2nd, 2013 16:58

Sometimes crap like this makes me want to go full capital "L" Libertarian. I really wonder what would happen if companies could only rely on their ability to actually perform in the marketplace.

Alrik Fassbauer January 2nd, 2013 17:34

"Market" means for some companies : "Creating a de facto monopoly or oligarchy and shutting out competors".


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