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Candy Crush Saga Maker Trademarks The Word 'Candy'
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For example, if you: invent a new kind of vacuum cleaner, you would apply for a patent to protect the invention itself. You would apply to register a trademark to protect the brand name of the vacuum cleaner. And you might register a copyright for the TV commercial that you use to market the product.

Trademark like Coke-a-Cola is able to be "in red and white(silver)" made a trademark. Coke and Cola are consider a common words, as there are other uses and are not able to be trademarked in total. Which means you can't do the same design and call it Coke-O-Cola, which is a violation of the trademark. A trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. Which is granted "in perpetuity" -of endless duration; not subject to termination.

Patent is an intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted. Granted for various times usually not subject to renewals.

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.
It gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:
1 reproduce the work in copies or phono-records prepare derivative works based upon the work
2 distribute copies or phono-records of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending
3 perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works
4 display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work
5 perform the work publicly (in the case of sound recordings*) by means of a digital audio transmission

Granted for a specific time and subject to renewal.

In summation trademarking "Candy" and "Saga" will not be effective unless someone uses them and they look near or exactly the same. More likely they will not be granted unless they are rather unique.
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Guess all games with the word "saga" in it should begin changing it to "chronicles."
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Oh no, I was just about to name my new game Crush Candy Saga
/sarcasm

But can they really just get copyright for a common used noun like that? I don't really think that's what copyright was established for...
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What these guys are hoping for is that this will make people not make copies of their games or something. But people can still use words that sounds the same and then copy their game :P
Like Kandi, Candi, Candie. Even though it's not written that way :P


RandomAccessMe wrote:

Oh no, I was just about to name my new game Crush Candy Saga
/sarcasm

But can they really just get copyright for a common used noun like that? I don't really think that's what copyright was established for...


Everything about the copyright system is broken. It needs to be fixed, needs to come to this time. The law around it and the copyright monopoly is living in the past.

The DMCA system is broken too.
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Des85 wrote:

What these guys are hoping for is that this will make people not make copies of their games or something. But people can still use words that sounds the same and then copy their game :P
Like Kandi, Candi, Candie. Even though it's not written that way :P

Everything about the copyright system is broken. It needs to be fixed, needs to come to this time. The law around it and the copyright monopoly is living in the past.


If I remember correctly, isn't "Parody" exempt from copyright laws that involve the content? Essentially, as long as you're willing to call the bluff, there are ways around it.
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The people who approve patents need a reality check by getting their shit together....! For F**K sake Apple owns a patent for round corners!

How is round corners and a name (I'm referring to the name candy) a innovation!?! As long as there are stupid people approving these idiotic patents companies will abuse the system more or less!
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i should patent the word yes and no. could earn a lot with that.
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Companies should fall under the same monopoly law as any other business. You cannot hold a monopoly on an item or service. That's like Google coming up and saying they are going to sue anyone who tries to make a search engine. It is a way to remove competition and is illegal here in the United States at least.

If people want to make a game that resembles another go for it I say, competition is good. You as a business have nothing to fear if your product is truly superior.

What would you rather play Candy Crush Saga with a team of developers that have ironed out most bugs or a new product that copied Candy Crush Saga littered with bugs?

Now, copying the CODE used to make the game should indeed be illegal. For example: If someone makes World of Warcraft from the same code Blizzard Entertainment uses then it is grounds for lawsuit, but if they made a game LIKE World of Warcraft even if they use the exact same names for characters it should be fine (with their own code).

Preventing competition is petty for businesses and shows that you're scared that your product will fail. If a company can come along and use your idea and make it better than you in such a short time then maybe your product wasn't so great to begin with.
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Des85 wrote:


UnlimitedEnergy wrote:

How do you trademark a common word like Candy that's been around for ages?


You have a lot of money, and go to a patent office :P



And what kind of people would give a trademark to a word that existed and used for close to two Centuries to ANY COMPANY?
"Candy Crush" getting approved is one thing but the word Candy itself?
Who has the global right to authorize the trademark word 'Candy' anyway?
The only one(s) that can be considered to have that right to obtain this copyright are the people who (god knows who) invented the Candy back in the 1800s.


Recently Bandi trademark the word "Buddy Complex" for their already trademarked "Gundam" series.
I don't think this will cause anyone any problem and can be copyrighted fairly since its 2 word that's meant to become a franchise.


My sister deleted Candy Crash eons ago because they were sending her friends tons of Spam ADs. I resolved my by changing all notification from Candy Crush to Only me but cease to play the game over a year ago. It doesn't seem fun once you pass stage 150-300s to require you to get perfect combinations, good starter board or spent 2-10$ just to pass a single stage. Not worth the time and money that can be spent on on the upcoming ps4 or xbox1 games :)


I heard no words that Candy had obtain the right to this trademark.
Send me the link that says otherwise.

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Khaltazar wrote:

Companies should fall under the same monopoly law as any other business. You cannot hold a monopoly on an item or service. That's like Google coming up and saying they are going to sue anyone who tries to make a search engine. It is a way to remove competition and is illegal here in the United States at least.

If people want to make a game that resembles another go for it I say, competition is good. You as a business have nothing to fear if your product is truly superior.


Monopoly law is also in effect in China when Coco cola try to buyout soft-drink companies in Asia and it's a good thing they did prevent it.
It could be too late for Google trying to monopolize search engine, through preventing newly establish ones could become a problem too.
Google won't do that since the profit will never be more than the immediate damage globally.

Copying trademarked material and other's ingenuity is an offensive.
Some Copyright material however should expire, be revoked or be converted into a copy right that can only be valid for certain amount of years with extension to them that has to be renewed on a X yearly base.
Song like "Happy Birthday" by WBros is one of these example.
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