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EA Attempting to Trademark the Word Ghost.
Posted 2/4/16 , edited 2/4/16

EA Attempting to Trademark the Word Ghost
Ubisoft has filed an opposition to two trademark registrations made by EA. Rising from concerns the EA trademark of 'Ghost' could hurt Ubisoft's existing brands, the formal opposition was filed January 29.

The filing was dug up by NeoGAF from an official listing on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. Essentially, Ubisoft is concerned its own property would "be damaged by registration of the mark."
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BY SETH G. MACY Ubisoft has filed an opposition to two trademark registrations made by EA. Rising from concerns the EA trademark of 'Ghost' could hurt Ubisoft's existing brands, the formal opposition was filed January 29.

The filing was dug up by NeoGAF from an official listing on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. Essentially, Ubisoft is concerned its own property would "be damaged by registration of the mark."

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Specifically, Ubisoft mentions its Ghost Recon series as being specifically vulnerable should the mark be awarded to EA.

Ubisoft cites its use of Ghost Recon "in connection with video games and entertainment services" previous to EA's trademark filing in March of last year.

Currently Ubisoft is working on a new Ghost Recon game, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, announced last year during E3. It's unclear what EA plans to do should it acquire the Ghost trademark, as the company has made no ghost-based announcements at this time.

EA has until March 9 to answer the opposition, although it could request an extension. The company owns studio Ghost Games, with offices in Sweden and the UK. Ghost Games is the developer behind last year's Need for Speed reboot


Seriously somebody needs to make a law that says you can't trademark words from the dictionary.
link http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/02/01/ea-and-ubisofts-trade-blows-over-ghost-trademark
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I agree, stupid thing to trademark
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That's Hot ®
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I thought that it's already not possible to trademark normal words and that's why Blu-Rays are Blu-Rays and not Blue-Rays.
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TRKitsune wrote:

That's Hot ®

I see what you did there.™
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srlan23 wrote:

I thought that it's already not possible to trademark normal words and that's why Blu-Rays are Blu-Rays and not Blue-Rays.


Somebody already try to trademark the word candy. If that is already in place, is not working at all.
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After a full year of fuck konami, EA, feeling threatened, felt obliged to remind everyone they are also the worst.
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Wait a minute! Maybe it's genius! You could sue anyone who used the word Ghost!!!

I'm gonna see if I can't trademark the word and letter "I" so I can sue anyone that uses it... soon I will be rolling in moneys, so much moneys.
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Smells like Reactworld.
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Smells like Reactworld.



I mean. Seriously! First it's Sony trying to TM "Let's Play", and then it's the Fine Bros. trying to TM "React.", and now this? What the hell's wrong with the trademark department? They should just automatically toss shit like this out, and then levy a fine for waiting taxpayer money with wasting their time.
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DeadlyOats wrote:


Nyanotic wrote:

Smells like Reactworld.



I mean. Seriously! First it's Sony trying to TM "Let's Play", and then it's the Fine Bros. trying to TM "React.", and now this? What the hell's wrong with the trademark department? They should just automatically toss shit like this out, and then levy a fine for waiting taxpayer money with wasting their time.


Well said. This shit has gone too far.
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First Taylor Swift then The Fine Bros.

People are hurting for money, It's pathetic.
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All these trademark tools need to be shipped off to their own uninhabited island in the middle of nowhere, bunch of damn scumbags.
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TRKitsune wrote:
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Hot Wheels ®

also I wish EA could go back making better games not decent graphic and quality games.
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Really? They don't stand a Ghost of a chance in trademarking that.
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