Next Sony Ericsson smartphone may be named Xperia Ion according to trademark

The Sony Ericsson LT28at, that is described as an Xperia "super phone", may have a name according to a recent trademark filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. On December 13, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB filed a trademark for "Xperia Ion".  The goods and services … [Read more...]

WB Games planning GreyFoundry video game according to trademark, domains

It appears Warner Bros. may be developing a new video game called GreyFoundry. On December 15, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. filed four separate trademark filings (85493271, 85493265, 85493259 and 85493253) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, two of which cover video game … [Read more...]

Instead of filing a legal dispute, Tumblr buys the domain name tumblr.org

Not all domain name registrations that infringe on a popular trademark end in legal dispute...some end in a pay day for the owner.   That's what happened with the domain name tumblr.org this week. On December 14, tumblr.org switched owners from Kevin Marsh of Ohio to the tenth largest social … [Read more...]

Crowdstar developing another zombie iOS game called Zombie Chopper Strike

With the zombie craze showing no signs of dying down, you can never have enough zombie games. It looks like social game developer Crowdstar is working on yet another mobile game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad called Zombie Chopper Strike. In an application submitted with the United States … [Read more...]

Samsung files trademark for ‘Samsung Galaxy Sleek’ smart phones and tablets

With the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus rumored to be released on December 8 in the United States on Verizon, it appears Samsung is already planning its next device called the 'Samsung Galaxy Sleek'. On November 23, Samsung filed a trademark application (Serial Number: 85480030) with the … [Read more...]

EA files more trademarks this week, this time for ‘Secret Island’ video game

Video game publisher Electronic Arts has filed a second set of trademarks on November 15th, 2011, for Secret Island, but has made no announcement as to details of the video game. The Secret Island trademark filings follow earlier applications this week for Blacked Out, which I reported about … [Read more...]

Electronic Arts files new trademark applications for ‘Blacked Out’ game

Battlefield 3 publisher Electronic Arts has filed two new trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the phrase Blacked Out. The phrase Blacked Out, which commonly refers to temporarily losing consciousness, has several meanings so it's hard to know exactly what … [Read more...]

Electronic Arts files trademark applications for ‘Prison Kings’

Electronic Arts is up to something when it comes to online games. The game publisher filed two trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on October 10 for the term "Prison Kings".  Serial Number: 85443304 covers, "Entertainment services, namely, providing an … [Read more...]

EA files Style Empire trademark, fashion or interior design game on the way?

This week Electronic Arts has filed yet another trademark application for an unreleased game called "Style Empire". With The Sims Social now on Facebook as the No. 2 most popular game behind Cityville, and over 60 million monthly active users according to AppData, it wouldn't be surprising to see … [Read more...]

Nintendo finally files trademark applications for Wii U in the U.S.

Nintendo has filed nearly 20 trademark applications (several including images) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the word Wii U. The goods and services cover a broad range of items from consumer video game machines to trading cards. Filing trademark applications is one … [Read more...]