Sony is having some trouble staying on top of their trademarks lately, it would seem. As of March 23rd, Sony lost the trademarks for No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either!, How Games were Made into Sound, Kill Strain, Guns Up!, and Bloodborne, “because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued.” In more common terms, this means the United States Patent and Trademark office revoked the trademarks because they hadn’t been used in a released product or had an extension requested in the six months after they were granted or their last extension was requested.

This is almost certainly an administrative error, especially since Kiphanie Radford, the person who filed the trademarks in the first place is not longer with Sony. Now, Lindsey Anne Mohle (RIHC, The State Bar of California) and Anthony Justman (Senior Director, Legal & Business Affairs at Sony) handle most of the company’s trademark cases, but after last month’s comically similar mistake with The Last Guardian‘s trademark, which was also initially made by Radford, one would think Sony would have gotten their act together.

Source: NeoGAF

Our Verdict

Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.


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