Trademarks - News

April2017

  • News Bandai Namco Trademarks Pac-Man Maker in Europe

    Pinky and Clyde

    Sounds like you may be making your own Pac-Man stages soon, as Bandai Namco has trademarked a title named Pac-Man Maker in Europe. There's no other information – though it seems quite self-explanatory from where we're sitting – but we'd expect some kind of announcement in the relatively near future. To be clear, there's no...

June2016

  • News Is Rockstar's Agent Preparing to Infiltrate PS4?

    Cold War never changes

    Could long overdue PlayStation 3 exclusive Agent make a re-appearance at E3 2016 next week? We seem to write the same article annually, but eagle eyed NeoGAF users have noticed that there's been some movement on the Rockstar North developed espionage adventure's trademark page. Essentially, the company has applied for an...

April2016

  • News Is Sony Bringing Back The Sentinel on the PS4?

    Platform holder trademarks new title

    One thing that Sony's been doing lately is resurrecting old Psygnosis brands. Shadow of the Beast is set to release next month, of course, but it's also published the likes of Lemmings Touch on the PlayStation Vita. And one forgotten franchise that it appears poised to revisit is The Sentinel, a first-person...

January2016

  • News Sony Attempts and Fails to Trademark Let's Play

    What's up, it's your boy...

    YouTubers need no longer fidget frantically, as Sony's request to trademark the term 'Let's Play' has been denied by the United States Patent and Trademark Office – but not because it's a popular phrase among gamers. Instead, it was denied use because of a similar trademark held since 2013 by Let'z Play of America, a...

  • News Could VRPG Be PlayStation VR's Biggest Game Yet?

    Sword Art Online time at last

    If there's one major criticism that could be pointed at PlayStation VR, it's that we haven't actually seen any proper games yet. There have been promising tech demos galore, no doubt – but if people are going to spend exorbitant amounts of cash on it, then they're going to want to see some fuller experiences. One...

  • News Sony Trademarks New Title Named Days Gone

    But what could it be?

    Could Days Gone be Sony Bend's rumoured open world horror game at last? It's not impossible. The platform holder has filed a trademark for a new title using the abovementioned name, and it's definitely got a survival vibe to it, hasn't it? Of course, it could theoretically be anything – from a Santa Monica incubated...

December2015

  • News Four More PS2 Games for PS4 May Have Leaked

    Rogue Galaxy! The Mark of Kri! War of the Monsters!

    Sony may wish that it hadn't bothered bringing PlayStation 2 games to the PlayStation 4 after last night's backlash. A leaked video description spotted overnight suggested that the new-gen system's emulator would not support discs or PlayStation 3 purchases, which is expected but unfortunate...

August2015

  • News Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

    Could it be London Studio's next title?

    Hardware: Rivals – a new game name supposedly registered by Sony in Japan – sounds like it should be PlayStation's take on that wacky Dreamcast role-playing release that depicted the demise of SEGA, but there's greater evidence to suggest that it's the next title from London Studio. We're going to assume...

July2015

  • News Gnome Way! Sony Trademarks Gnomageddon

    That's unusual, isn't it?

    Sony's filed a trademark for a title named Gnomageddon, which can't possibly end up being bad. Right? Gematsu spotted the registration which was filed by SCEA on 15th July. The listing stresses that the product pertains to "computer game software", so expect this to eventually appear as a PlayStation 4 or Vita game...

April2015

  • News People Are Going Ape Over This PS Vita Trademark

    But it's probably nothing

    Hype's a funny thing: it often leads people to jump to outrageous (and incorrect) conclusions. Take this PlayStation Vita hardware trademark, which some people seem to think is a new handheld revision. It was filed by Sony Computer Entertainment on 1st April, and spotted on a Twitter account which automatically posts fresh...

January2015

  • News Would You Resist a New Resistance Game on PS4?

    Hale to the king

    Ever since PlayStation 3 launch title Resistance: Fall of Man, Insomniac Games' gritty first-person shooter series has been a bit of a money pit for publisher Sony. Fortunately, a quick look at the Japanese giant's financials reveals that it loves losing money, so could a comeback for the alternate history franchise be on the...

June2014

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April2014

  • News Could Bloodborne Be One of Sony's Big PS4 Reveals at E3?

    Tainted blood

    It’s right around this time of the year when we start to hear whispers about E3 reveals, and Sony has certainly been busy registering trademarks ahead of the big show. Hot on the heels of last week’s Kill Strain and Entwined leaks, the platform holder has now submitted the relevant documentation for a title named Bloodborne? The...

  • News Could Entwined and Kill Strain Be Sony's Next Big PS4 Titles?

    Platform holder trademarks unannounced games

    While this editor’s sleepy head is trying not to think about the doom that this year’s E3 will set upon his body clock in just over seven weeks, it’s around this time of the year when we start to hear rumours about what’s to come during the big show. And speculation suggests that Sony may be on...

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April2013

  • News Could Destiny of Spirits Be a New PlayStation 4 Game?

    Platform holder files trademark for mysterious title

    It looks like Sony is working on a brand new game called Destiny of Spirits. The platform holder recently filed a trademark for the secretive release, which was picked up by the eagle-eyed folks over at GameSpot. The registration covers “video game software”, and was submitted by the...

January2013

  • News Ubisoft Resurrects Trademark for Killing Day

    Back from the dead

    Ubisoft has submitted a new trademark for its forgotten PlayStation 3 first-person shooter Killing Day. Those of you with sharp memories will recall the title originally being announced during Sony’s legendary 2005 E3 press conference, only to get totally upstaged by a certain Killzone 2 target render. Despite

August2012

  • News Sony Abandons The Last Guardian Trademark

    Probably not a big deal

    Sony has abandoned the trademark for oft-delayed Team ICO sequel The Last Guardian. The hotly anticipated PS3 exclusive was first teased way back in 2008, but details have been conspicuously slender ever since. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida reassured that the game was still in development earlier in the year...

May2012

  • News Latest Bethesda Trademark Settles Around the Hearth Fire

    Skyrim connection confirmed

    It’s too hot for classic inglenook fireplaces here in the UK this week, but that’s not stopped the people of Skyrim from collecting around the hearth. Bethesda, the publisher of the critically acclaimed RPG, has filed a trademark for “Hearth Fire”, the latest in string of registrations relating to the popular...

  • News Capcom Trademarks Remember Me

    Don't forget

    Ordinarily we’d skip on this story like a plate of smelly socks, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Japanese publisher Capcom has filed a US trademark for the title Remember Me. Presumably it has nothing to do with the 2010 romantic comedy of the same name. The filing for the “computer game” was made on 22nd May,...

March2012

  • News Square Enix Trademark Hints at New Mini Ninjas Title

    Tenchu for teens

    It seems Square Enix is planning a new title in the Mini Ninjas series, as it has filed a trademark for a game called Mini Ninjas: Hiro’s Adventure. Adding fuel to the fire, the publisher has also registered the domain “minininjashirosadventure.com”. The original Mini Ninjas – developed by Hitman studio IO Interactive –...

June2011

  • News Sony Trademarks PlayStation Vita Name and Logo

    Time for a rebrand

    It looks like Sony is ready to throw away the codename NGP and replace it with Vita, as the company has registered trademarks on the name and logo. Spotted on the Trademarks and Designs Registrations Office of the European Union, Sony has filed three trademarks: PSVita, PlayStation Vita and a stylised PSVita logo. We'll find out...

January2011

  • News Bungie Trademarks A Bunch Of Sci-Fi Shooter-Esque Names

    Halo developers Bungie are no longer owned by Microsoft

    They are part of a publishing deal with Activision, and their next title is almost certainly set to come to the PlayStation 3. Today, the Internet's gone into a rumour frenzy after a bunch of trademarks from the esteemed developer have floated to the surface. The name, trademarked last year, could mean anything, but are likely to do with..