Do not allow King to trademark the words 'candy' or 'saga'
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Do not allow King to trademark the words 'candy' or 'saga'

    1. Daniel Williams
    2. Petition by

      Daniel Williams

      Boston, MA

King.com Limited, the mobile casual game giant, has recently filed to trademark the word 'candy' as it applies to video games and has been approved for publication by the US trademark office with room for a 30-day challenge. Developers and smaller studios are starting to get cease and desist letters telling them to take their games down from app stores for having the generic word 'candy' in their game titles. This will cause numerous developers, many independent who cannot afford a legal battle, to needlessly start their projects over because they used an extremely common word in their game titles. King is also planning to pursue the word 'saga' for their games as well, which at least already infringes on Square Enix USA. King has made the lion's share of its revenue out of aping the Bejeweled game mechanic and implementing ethically questionable free-to-play pricing tactics and is now using that revenue to squash innovation and competition in the games market. Please do not grant them this trademark.

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Do not allow King to trademark the words 'candy' or 'saga'

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • michael scheel COLUMBIA, MD
      • 8 days ago

      This company's past actions are ridiculous and are setting up for an overly litigious action in the future.

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    • Jonathan Bloeth ACWORTH, GA
      • 10 days ago

      Because they are commonly used words.

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    • Brandon Manni WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI
      • 13 days ago

      There are other game developers. They tried to sue a company for having Saga in the title, and that game isn't even about candy! How can they sue a company for having the same word in the name, but isn't even similar?

      I am in college for Computer Science, and if this is how my future is going to be, lawsuits over little words in the game, then screw it.

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    • Austin O'Brien SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 19 days ago

      They can't do that. Candy is a word that is commonly used same for saga. Some games have the saga in it and was out waaaaay before Candy Crush. King should stop being selfish assholes and figure out that their games suck. Their game is a copy of Bejeweled and Pokemon Trozei.

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    • Ian Flynn NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a independent developer who used the word 'Saga' in the name of my app. King Ltd claims that I am allegedly infringing on their trademark. You cannot trademark individual words. It is ridiculous!

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