Archives for July 2012

Amidst The Hobbit trilogy talk, Riddles in the Dark and Smaug domains registered

UPDATE - AUG. 31, 2012:. Collider reports the third installment in The Hobbit trilogy will now be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again. The second film has been re-titled, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  No title or release date changes have touched the first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected … [Read more...]

Ubisoft registers “Might and Magic Heroes Online” domain names

Could Ubisoft be planning to launch the next installment in the Heroes of Might and Magic series as a free-to-play online game? According to several domain name registrations this week by Ubisoft, the possibility looks very good.  On July 27, 2012, the videogame publisher registered … [Read more...]

Reign of Fear video game trademark filed by Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment, known for its massively-multiplayer online games, has filed a trademark this week for "Reign of Fear" (Serial Number: 85683830). The goods and services within the filing cover, "Computer game software and video game software; providing downloadable multiplayer, role … [Read more...]

EA registers FriendsFinals.com, LiveFriendsFinals.com domains

Electronic Arts purchased two brand new domain names this week: FriendsFinals.com and LiveFriendsFinals.com. According to Whois history records, neither domain has ever been registered before. The domains were registered on July 24 through the internet brand protection company CSC Global, which … [Read more...]

Research In Motion wins domain dispute over BlackBerry10.com, BlackBerry10.net

Research In Motion will soon be in control of the domain names BlackBerry10.com and BlackBerry10.net, after a single-member arbitration panel with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ordered the names transferred to the device maker. The dotcom URL has directed users to a Google 404 … [Read more...]

Activision applies for ‘The Roman Numeral II’, other Black Ops 2 trademarks

Activision applied for several U.S. trademarks this past week related to Call of Duty: Black Ops II which is scheduled to be released this November.  The trademark applications include "The Roman Numeral II", "The Future is Black" and "There's a Soldier in All of Us". Activision submitted two … [Read more...]

iPad3.com domain quickly turned over to Apple’s IP lawyers following complaint

The domain iPad3.com is now in the hands of Apple's IP lawyers at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.  It appears the previous name's owner didn't even want to wait for an arbitration panel to issue the inevitable decision, and has instead decided to quickly transfer the domain following a complaint … [Read more...]

What’s Facebook got planned? Company registers Facebook Supplier domains

Domain name registrations made this week suggest that social networking site Facebook might be planning something new.  The company registered a handful of "Facebook Supplier" domain names like FacebookSuppliers.com and FacebookSuppliers.org, hinting at a new service or product. While Facebook … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation secures rights to pair of “Xbox 8” names at arbitration

Microsoft Corporation has won two disputes filed in May with the National Arbitration Forum over a batch of Xbox-related domains owned by a resident of China who goes by the name "Cheng Juan". The disputed names include XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com, XboxCompanion.com, Xbox8.us … [Read more...]

What is “LucasArts Play”? Domains registered via brand protection company

UPDATE: Superannuation suspects "LucasArts Play" may be a casual games effort or cross-game online platform, as recent Lucas job listings have mentioned both. ORIGINAL STORY: LucasArts grabbed the attention of many at E3 2012 with the announcement of Star Wars 1313.   There was speculation early … [Read more...]