Archives for August 2012

Star Wars: First Assault trademarks filed for “interactive video games” [UPDATED]

Last week, Lucasfilm (the parent company of LucasArts) secretly registered several "Star Wars: First Assault" domain names like StarWarsFirstAssault.com.  It was suspected that the names had something to do with a yet-to-be announced video game project. More information has surfaced in recent … [Read more...]

Sony Pictures registers a slew of ‘Console War’ movie domain names

The next generation of console wars between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft is set to begin as all three manufacturers are due to release a new console in the near future.  Nintendo plans to release the Wii U in 2012, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are expected in 2013.  Adding to the "war of … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm secretly registers ‘Star Wars First Assault’ domain names

Lucasfilm, the parent company of LucasArts, appears to have another big project in the works, this one called "Star Wars First Assault" according to several domains the company secretly purchased this week. On August 22, 2012, names like StarWarsFirstAssault.com (Whois) and StarWarsFA.com (Whois) … [Read more...]

Ubisoft registers several ‘Assassin’s Creed Initiate’ domain names

With all the Assassin's Creed buzz focused on the upcoming release of Assassin's Creed III, Ubisoft has registered a slew of domains for another project in the franchise called "Assassin's Creed: Initiate". On August 21, 2012, Ubisoft went out and registered names like AssassinsCreedInitiate.com … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm (parent of LucasArts) registers Ewok Village domain for unknown project

It's not everyday that Lucasfilm registers a new domain name. The last time the company picked up anything of note was back in early May when the company registered eight domains related to Star Wars: 1313, which turned out to be a video game that is creating quite a buzz.  So, it may be worth … [Read more...]

Riot wins LeagueofLegends.co dispute, web address redirected users to porn site

In June, Riot Games won a case against a scam website claiming to offer online support for its smash hit PC game League of Legends.  Now, the company has won another dispute that it had filed in early August against the owner of LeagueofLegends.co (missing the 'm') which redirected users to a porn … [Read more...]

Ubisoft registers SirPainhammer.com, launches website and Twitter feed

During their Press Conference at Gamescom 2012, Ubisoft revealed three new Might & Magic games: Duel of Champions, Raiders, and Heroes Online.  What no one seems to be talking about yet is "Sir Painhammer", a character who popped up online this week on the website SirPainhammer.com and on … [Read more...]

Microsoft trademarks ‘Leap Experience Pioneers’ for game software

Microsoft Corporation submitted an application this week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for 'Leap Experience Pioneers'. The filing (Serial Number: 85699906), which covers "game software", comes a little over a week after the company filed to trademark 'Galactic Reign' … [Read more...]

Square Enix registers ‘Wizardlings’ domains for yet to be announced game

Wizardlings.com and Wizardlings.net are two of the domain names that Square Enix registered this week through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company. But the company didn't stop there. According to Whois records, Square also registered TheWizardlings.com (Whois), … [Read more...]

EA follows up ‘Jet Set Detectives’ trademarks, with ‘JetSet Secrets’ filings

UPDATE - AUG. 29, 2012: Electronic Arts Inc. announced the first details regarding their newest Facebook game, JetSet Secrets. ORIGINAL STORY: Electronic Arts earlier this week filed trademark applications for Jet Set Detectives and now the company has submitted two additional filings for 'JetSet … [Read more...]