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June 28th, 2013, 01:16
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Apparently there is IP on the vault (like the NWN logo, for example), that they want to auction off.
Atari do not own the logo as that is covered by trademark, and is owned by WOTC.

Originally Posted by USPTO
Word Mark NEVERWINTER NIGHTS..
Serial Number 85031397..
Owner (REGISTRANT) WIZARDS OF THE COAST LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ..
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
They do however own the copyright.
Type of Work: Computer File
Registration Number / Date: PA0001098299 / 2002-07-19
Title: Neverwinter nights.
Notes: PC version (interactive audiovisual work)
Cataloged from appl.
Copyright Claimant: Infogrames Interactive, Inc.
Date of Creation: 2002
Date of Publication: 2002-06-18
Note: Infogrames == nuAtari. That is likely the same basic reason why they can block BGEE, altering existing content requires additional permissions from not just the IP owner because you may be altering (or in the Vault/ mods case using) stuff that is not covered by the 'IP' itself.
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