Jaxx wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 06:13: Since the trademark is still owned by EA, he would NOT be able to use that name without buying it or paying A LOT of money to EA since they are some of the greediest bastards.
Firstly, there is no evidence that this fictional company in any way infringes upon EA's trademarks - it is called 'Origin Jumpworks' not simply 'Origin' and it is a non-trading entity (i.e. it's not a real business). Secondly, we have absolutely no idea of the licensing arrangements between private companies - it could be that even if there was a conflict that EA would waive any potential licensing fee in exchange for non-exclusive distribution rights on Origin.
Do you think that Chris Roberts would really pick a name that would deliberately infringes on EA just so he could have over large amounts of money to them? The game is early enough in development that he could simply rename it. Honestly, some of the people around here need to up their meds.