Oh, the absurdity: iOS games with titles containing the word "memory" may be pulled from the App Store
posted by Ray S. / Nov 15, 2012, 7:05 AM
It turns out that German casual game maker Ravensburger is in control of the rights for the word "memory" when it's in relation to games. What's more, the trademark has been awarded to the company in an impressive number of countries, including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Korea, Spain and many others. According to the source, the ban for other dev studios to use the work is to be enforced by the end of the year.
Are we the only ones who find this incredibly stupid? We can understand the right to trademark names like "Angry Birds," but to let someone trademark ordinary words such as "angry" or "birds"... or "memory" seems very weird to us.
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As u said... " incredibly stupid"
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 7:10 AM 24
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What also is incredibly stupid is all the patents apple files and gets awarded, like a 'rectangular device with rounded corners'... and 'slide to unlock'.. and 'clickable links in email' and soo many more useless apple patents, apple deserves none of these and like regualr companies, google and Microsoft, they don't even bother filing for such nonsense, let alone attack, sue and try to pilage with such silliness. The entire system is broke BUT craple is the company leading the way in their attempts to stifle competition by elimination rather than simply being better and outselling their competition.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 11:36 AM 2
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From now on, no game, app, or tool will have any name at all. Sorry, but this just makes things easier legally. Also, it is the judgment of the legal system that cell phones must be made without any shape, either. That will prevent hurting any protections from violating those phones that came before you. Also, beginning in 2013, phones cannot be releases in the colors blue, red, Grey, yellow, purple, magenta, lavender (which my wife swears is different from magenta), and silver to prevent any of these shapeless-masses from violating any of the precedents from devices that came before them. There is currently a second judgment coming on black and white, as legal teams are currently arguing if they are colors or the absence of colors. This has been scheduled to be decided after the legal brief that will rule on the idea of there being noise or not if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around. Enjoy your mobile experience. The legal world is hear to protect. Sleep well.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 7:24 AM 2
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DID YOU KNOW *400,000 out of 650,000 apps on ios is not downloaded, not even once in its whole life. *there are 1,890 flashlight apps on ios store... and counting... hahaha what a waste. only having the concept of quantity over quality.. you can search articles to know this is true.. i think there is on ijailbreak.com
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 9:10 AM 0
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I wll use the word memory a lot from now on. It is completely absurd they can patent this word. Does Oxford or Merriam-Webster have to pay them for the rights to put the word "memory" in the Dictionary?
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 1:04 PM 0
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