King Has Abandoned Its "Candy" Trademark

Posted on February 26, 2014 by James Conway

Amid much controversy and outcry, King has finally abandoned its trademark of the word "Candy" in the United States, but not Europe. 

King had this to say in a statement:

"King has withdrawn its trademark application for Candy in the U.S., which we applied for in February 2013 before we acquired the early rights to Candy Crusher," King told Gamespot. "Each market that King operates in is different with regard to IP. We feel that having the rights to Candy Crusher is the best option for protecting Candy Crush in the U.S. market. This does not affect our E.U. trademark for Candy and we continue to take all appropriate steps to protect our IP."

Recently in an open letter aimed at King, Candy Swipe creator Albert Ransom called out King on their trademark practices. He claimed that King's acquisition of the game Candy Crusher was for the sole purpose of challenging his trademark for Candy Swipe.

Currently, King is also in a trademark dispute with Stoic, the creators of The Banner Saga. King claims that they do not want to interfere with The Banner Saga, but they filed a "notice of opposition" anyway.

#King, #Candy Crush Saga

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