Neoseeker : News : Banner Saga developer announces plans for new 'Saga' game despite King's trademark
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BlackScythe Jan 23, 14
You tell those ass holes Stoic.
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Solid-Snack Jan 23, 14
The Banner Saga 2 : The Crushed Candy Wars.
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Duncan Idaho Jan 23, 14
to be honest i doubt either word can be copyrighted they did not invented them, they are part of the language.

Now the thing with Candy and Saga is against who king is now facing, it is not the good olde small business or devs entire empires of candy are not going to like this.

On the other hand King is probably going to ask all those who wrote the nord sagas to rise from the grave and pay them for using their term.
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SpartanNinja Jan 23, 14
Stay frosty Stoic
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The Banner Saga 2 : The Crushed Candy Wars.
I hope they include and in game item called "Crushed Candy"
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to be honest i doubt either word can be copyrighted they did not invented them, they are part of the language.
Here is a quick 101 on trademarks (not copyrights, copyrights on words only pertain to invented words, for instance if the Tolkien family wanted to they could copyright the entire Elvish, dwarfish, and all other languages he invented, they don't by the way), you can file them for just about anything. Generally speaking the more unique the phrase the easier it is to get a trademark. People con't realize but two different organizations/individuals can file the same phrase so long as it doesn't impede with another in an overt way.

For instance "Let's roll" as used by the brave man on flight 93 on 9/11 would not impede on the exact same phrase used by Optimus Prime. They can still file a suit but the chances are slim that they would win. (not to mention they would get a bad rep by lawsuiting an American hero)

The big stink to this is that they are both videogames and that King.com feels threatened by Stoic (and others that use Candy and Saga) and doesn't want competitors. The thing is they are going to lose this battle because its broad and too common a word to file for generally. Notice they didn't (to my knowledge) file one for Crush, this is because there is already a trademarked by The Dr. Pepper snapple group and unlike a small dev like Stoic they would be crushed (pun intended) by their very large and bloated legal decision.
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