Archives for May 2012

ZeniMax Media files trademark for “Hearthfire” computer game software

Trademark applications keep rolling in.  Earlier this month, ZeniMax Media filed a trademark application for Dragonborn.  In April, the company filed for the dragon shout “Fus Ro Dah”.  Now, the company has submitted a new trademark application (Serial Number: 85634522) covering computer game … [Read more...]

Is Google going to introduce Google Plus Stories? Maybe, according to domains

Last November, Twitter introduced Twitter Stories, which allows users to share how they used the social media platform in an interesting way.  Facebook launched its own Facebook Stories application back in 2010.  Now, Google has registered the domain GooglePlusStories.com, hinting that it may roll … [Read more...]

Ahead of rumored E3 reveal, Microsoft goes after XboxMusic.com [UPDATED]

UPDATE 1 July 5, 2012:. Microsoft has won the domain dispute for XboxMusic.com.  A National Arbitration Forum panel has ordered the domain name transferred from Wang Shiguo to Microsoft Corporation. ORIGINAL STORY:. Last month, The Verge reported that Microsoft will offer a sneak peek at its Zune … [Read more...]

Facebook registers Studio Edge domains on the same day of Camera App launch

Facebook just introduced Camera, a new mobile app that makes using Facebook photos faster and easier.  And on the very same day of the announcement, it appears Facebook privately registered Facebook Studio Edge domain names like FacebookStudioEdge.com. On May 24, 2012, the dotcom, dotnet and … [Read more...]

Microsoft wants XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, more; files dispute [UPDATED]

Who knows what the future holds for the Xbox, but a recent complaint (Case Number: 1445083) filed with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), may hint at things to come down the road. The domain dispute appeared on NAF’s website today and includes xbox8.org, xboxcompanion.com, xboxlivetv.com, … [Read more...]

Bethesda unveils Dishonored “Weapons of Revenge” site, lets you kill plagued rats

Late last month, WeaponsofRevenge.com and RevengeatHand.com transferred to internet brand protection agency Corporation Service Company.  Both names were first registered by ROKKAN, a digital design firm that often acquires names secretly on behalf of ZeniMax Media. Weaponsofrevenge.com … [Read more...]

Square Enix registers Just Cause 4 domains; Just Cause 3 not yet released

Aside from 2011 rumors of a Just Cause 3 video game in development and a movie, there hasn't been a whole lot of news lately about Just Cause. That may be about to change as Square Enix has registered a slew of Just Cause 4 domain names on May 18, 2012, like JustCause4.com (Whois) and JustCause4.fr … [Read more...]

Ubisoft settles on “Face Your Insanity” tagline for Far Cry 3 according to domain

Back in March, a GameFAQs member completed a market research survey for Far Cry 3 box art.  They were also asked their opinion for the tagline "Face your insanity". Many of the people who responded in the forum liked the tagline.  One person even replied, "Face your insanity is the perfect tagline … [Read more...]

ZeniMax files trademark for Dragonborn

In April, ZeniMax Media filed a trademark application for the dragonborn shout "Fus Ro Dah". Now, the company has filed another trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this time for "Dragonborn", an individual who has been born with the blood and soul of a … [Read more...]

Samsung files Lunge, Forge, Rivet, Wield, Mission, Victory smartphone trademarks

Samsung is at it again, this time filing six different trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for yet to be announced smartphones. On May 10, 2012, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. submitted applications for the Lunge (Serial No. 85621870), Galaxy Forge (Serial No. … [Read more...]