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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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12. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:15 Jerykk
 
Wow. This is a pretty desperate cash grab. I guess Epic should sue anyone that uses "Epic" in their titles.  
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11. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 23:09:
Follow up question to my last one. Who here would look at the title for the game and go "Ooh! I have to buy that because Rebellion made it!".
Actually I think most people would flee if they saw a game made by Rebellion.
 
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10. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:09 NegaDeath
 
Follow up question to my last one. Who here would look at the title for the game and go "Ooh! I have to buy that because Rebellion made it!".  
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9. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:08 Wallshadows
 
I would have to wonder what kind of idiot it would take to confuse this with Rebellion Developments...

...then again, in the world of trademarks and copyrights, nothing really shocks me anymore with how far things tend to get out of hand.
 
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8. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:08 nin
 

Good luck with that, Rebellion. Hope it gets tossed quickly...

 
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7. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:06 Hump
 
Copyright/Trademark law. benefiting only lawyers and untalented hacks since time immemorial.  
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6. removed Aug 16, 2012, 23:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
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5. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:05 hb3d
 
Someone needs to sue Rebellion over Rogue Warrior.  
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4. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:05 NegaDeath
 
Hands up anyone who was actually confused as they described.
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*crickets*
 
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3. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:04 Sepharo
 
Time to bust out the Quake 3.  
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2. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 23:02 Flux99
 
one crappy game company suing another crappy game company.  
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1. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 16, 2012, 22:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah...I think 1903 called, and every communist movement since with the raised fist has them beat on that. What next? They're going to sue blizzard because Rayors Raiders has a picture with iconic rebellion imagery in it?  
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