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Respawn Entertainment trademarks 'Titan'

DeaconXDeaconX Toronto, ONPosts: 3,067Member

Not sure if it has ANYTHING at all to do Blizzards TITAN

 

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Why do I write, create, fantasize, dream and daydream about other worlds? Because I hate what humanity does with this one.

BOYCOTTING EA / ORIGIN going forward.

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  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member

    Hmm... if Blizzard is smart, they're calling it "Titan" right now as a code name for this very reason... preventing people from grabbing trademarks, web URLs and all that in attempts to make a quick buck selling those resources to Blizzard. I'd be willing to bet there's a secret name not "leaked" to the public that will be the actual name, and when they're ready they'll start grabbing those resources which will clue the public in to the actual name.  "Hey, Blizzard just trademarked "Time Orcs'! " 

     

    Just a guess.

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  • ichihaifuichihaifu nullPosts: 259Member Uncommon

    Titan is obviously a codename for a project. Every other company does that when they speak of work in progress to the public unless they have all fronts covered for cases like this.

    This is someones bright idea to try and make profit with cheap methods and is a very good example of why codenames are used.

    Now then I wonder what will Nvidia have to say for this.

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    "Titan" is a code name for Blizzard's project not the name of the finished project, so this indivdual has claim to his Trademark "Titan" which will not effect Blizzard's upcoming MMO title. When Blizz announces the new upcoming title of the code named Titan it will switch over to the true IP.

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  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,060Member Uncommon

    Titan is just code name for project. Something people call it internaly to avoid people acidentally revealing project existance.

    I guess name "Titan" comes from pure megalomania on side of Blizzard.

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  • KaylettaJadeKaylettaJade Holloman AFB, NMPosts: 144Member Uncommon

    Not that I particularly care, but what if the codename has to do with the game? Not necessarily it's "final" name, but given the "leak" about time travel and the name Titan, perhaps we could infer that the game may have something to do with the titans ala Greek mythology? Chronos, the father of time, was a titan.

     

    If that leak proves true, it might not be megalomania after all.

  • Dexter2010Dexter2010 Beverly Hills, CAPosts: 244Member Uncommon
    Could Titan's real name be Adolescent Mutant Samurai Tortoises?
  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    Respawn entertainment is a proper development group backed by EA.. this isn't some individual trying to get a quick buck. They are probably making a game called Titan.
  • XiaokiXiaoki White Pigeon, MIPosts: 2,609Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Titan is just code name for project. Something people call it internaly to avoid people acidentally revealing project existance.I guess name "Titan" comes from pure megalomania on side of Blizzard.
    Or its just Blizzard taking names from Greek mythology.

    Diablo 3 was Project Hydra and Starcraft 2 was Project Medusa.


    Respawn Entertainment is headed by the former 2 main guys of Infinity Ward and became popular with Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat. They left Activision and went to EA.


    So, yeah, "Titan" will be a First Person Shooter published by EA. Not interested.

  • HelleriHelleri Felton, CAPosts: 927Member Uncommon

    Firstly... any proof of authenticity on that document? I mean it doesn't have any real info on it (as in who it is filed with and where, or any kind of instruction footnotes, which these usually have). I don't take things like that at face value.

     

    The only Tradmarked use of titan I could find in US patents and trademarks office search regarding an entertainment company was this one... http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4008:izp2lh.2.2

    (seems basically the same?).

    The listed forms don't look like that (in appearence or the information they call for), and the application forms don't either (that type of designation isn't even an option).

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  • jinxitjinxit Belfast (Northern Ireland)Posts: 863Member
    Originally posted by Dexter2010
    Could Titan's real name be Adolescent Mutant Samurai Tortoises?

    Adolescent Transmuted Samurai Tortoises

    Fixed. :P

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,036Member Uncommon

    you can trademark a single dictionary word now?

     

    I'm going to hurry and trademark about 2,000 words, brb.

  • HelleriHelleri Felton, CAPosts: 927Member Uncommon
    you can trademark words from the dictionary yes...within your state/province, for a limited duration of time, for a purpose, with terms so open it only applies to a specific logo. Trademarks are not papers of ownership on words...they are registration of the mark you are operating under for your trade in your area.

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  • SlampigSlampig Chantilly, VAPosts: 2,376Member Uncommon

    Remember when we actually just played games instead of looking up shareholder meeting transcripts and copyright applications?

     

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    That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon

    You can only trademark something for a specific purpose.  No one but Microsoft can make an operating system called Windows, but companies that sell glass can call it windows without infringing on Microsoft's trademark.

    You an trademark a specific name of a game, but presumably they wouldn't be able to prevent others from using the word Titan in their game name, considering that some games already do.  Without even leaving this site:

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/826/Realm-of-the-Titans.html

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/894/The-Lost-Titans.html

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/836/Titan-Siege.html

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Slampig

    Remember when we actually just played games instead of looking up shareholder meeting transcripts and copyright applications?

     

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    That was only because we didn't have access to look it up, as there wasn't anything like the modern Internet.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
  • HelleriHelleri Felton, CAPosts: 927Member Uncommon

    Usually trademark infringment (that is persuable in some sort of judicial or mediary setting) is over actual confusion as to distinguishing between business'.

    Like Quizzical said...Can't make an operating system called Windows or an operating system called VVindows.

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  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 8,466Member Uncommon

    Well i think there is something there but not quite what you think.

    Blizzard is kind of famous for hiring other developers to do work for them but in this case i would say no.

    The reason is that Respawn is under license to EA and they do not get along.

    They had that whole law suit over the COD franchise.

    This is probably a case of EA trying to annoy Activision by securing the rights to the title "TITAN".

    ALl it measn is that the game will not be called Titan.

    However being the founders of the COD franchise,this Titan game might be worth checking out,when it comes out.


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  • HelleriHelleri Felton, CAPosts: 927Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Wizardry

    Well i think there is something there but not quite what you think.

    Blizzard is kind of famous for hiring other developers to do work for them but in this case i would say no.

    The reason is that Respawn is under license to EA and they do not get along.

    They had that whole law suit over the COD franchise.

    This is probably a case of EA trying to annoy Activision by securing the rights to the title "TITAN".

    ALl it measn is that the game will not be called Titan.

    However being the founders of the COD franchise,this Titan game might be worth checking out,when it comes out.

    And once gain the biggest jerks in the gaming industry are...*drum roll*...EA games! yay -_-

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,787Member Uncommon
    i see where this is going. If Respawn Entertainment has nothing to do with Blizzard i can see them trademarking Titan just to sue Blizz for using it as a codename and get some quick cash.... Yes, people are that dumb sometimes, so it is a possibility.

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  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,060Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Xiaoki

     


    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Titan is just code name for project. Something people call it internaly to avoid people acidentally revealing project existance.

     

    I guess name "Titan" comes from pure megalomania on side of Blizzard.


    Or its just Blizzard taking names from Greek mythology.

     

    Diablo 3 was Project Hydra and Starcraft 2 was Project Medusa.


    Respawn Entertainment is headed by the former 2 main guys of Infinity Ward and became popular with Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat. They left Activision and went to EA.


    So, yeah, "Titan" will be a First Person Shooter published by EA. Not interested.

    You are probably right.

    At my company they are crazy about star wars , so every project is called "Joda" , "Skywalker" etc.

    I even started calling projects of my team by names of Westeros families just to tease them.

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