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Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion

Rebellion Developments (Rogue Warrior, Aliens vs Predator, Sniper Elite) is suing Stardock Entertainment and Ironclad Games in an Eastern Michigan district court for trademark violation over the use of the word "rebellion" in the title of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Rebellion is asking for damages for being "deprived of substantial sales of its products" and for "the value of its trademarks as commercial assets." GameSpot notes: "Rebellion provided several examples where it claimed consumers would have been easily misled, including promotional materials which displayed the word 'Rebellion' much larger than the preceding 'Sins of a Solar Empire' and some that referred to the game only by the disputed trademark." Thanks Joao.

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45. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 17, 2012, 11:21 jdreyer
 
Blackhawk wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 09:45:
Make sure you also sue the following:

LucasArts (Star Wars: Rebellion)
BioWare (Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack)
Spiderweb Software (Geneforge 4: Rebellion)
Midas Interactive (Polaris Rebellion)
Phoenix Interactive (Space Rebellion)
Namco Bandai (Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion)

I've got a list of probably two dozen more. Rebellion - you can't claim your name as IP, at least not anymore.

I'm sure picking on Stardock/Ironclad has as much to do with the fact that they are small and independent without much cashflow compared to Lucasarts, Bioware, and Namco. Just like fcking copyright trolls Righthaven I'm sure the whole point of this is to extract a settlement, which would be cheaper than actually going to court. Ironclad/Stardock need to take this to court no matter what. A smart judge will see this shit for what it is, throw it out, and make Rebellion pay for Ironclad's legal fees.
 
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