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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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47. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 17, 2012, 11:46 Darks
 
The thing is, Rebellion saying they lost sales because IC used the name Rebellion in their game. I donít see the logic in this at all. How can they say that Sins caused them lost sales over a name when Sins posted over 100K of sales recently for the game.

If anything Rebellion should be worried about their own IP and how crappy their games have been in the past several years. Rebellion has scared themselves with bad games they have released.

In all seriousness, how many people here thought when they heard the name Sin Rebellion that this game was in anyway released to the developer Rebellion? I know I never once thought it. I canít see how anyone else would have either.

Maybe the US Govt should start suing developers for making Tank games and using the name Tank.
 
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