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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US Patent and Trademark office
Do not allow King to trademark the words 'candy' or 'saga'

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Ry Bell AUSTRALIA
      • 2 days ago

      Because its ridiculous, I just heard today what they are doing and own a android game with the word saga in it on the google play store. They sound like bullies to me!!

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    • Grace Di Vito GAINESVILLE, FL
      • 3 days ago

      it seems like King is just being a little over the top and childish.

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    • Brian Washburn ASHLAND, MO
      • 6 days ago

      You people are fucking morons

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    • michael scheel COLUMBIA, MD
      • 20 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
      • 22 days ago

      Because they are commonly used words.

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