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The Banner Saga Developer Gives Tongue-in-Cheek Response to King’s Trademark Claim

by on January 21, 2014 7:25 PM 2

Earlier today we reported about a trademark opposition claim filed by Candy Crush Saga’s developer King.com against The Banner Saga’s indie dev Stoic about the use of the word “saga” in the title of the game.

Stoic just gave a rather “stoic” (not to mention tongue-in-cheek) reply to the claim on Twitter:

Dictionary defines Saga: A medieval Icelandic or Norse prose narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.

Support us and all future indie SAGAs, by playing #TheBannerSaga http://ow.ly/sOzgD 

And indeed, The Banner Saga is a game that deserves our support, like all the indie developers vexed by trademark claims over common words, often unable to pay for a lawyer and forced to bow to unreasonable demands.

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  • ISISSecretAgent

    i think the idiot that gave the go to that patent should be investigated to see if he is actually competent or if there was a deal under the table going on

  • PrinceHeir

    i don’t want a future Xenosaga game or any Saga game being screwed over by some random idiot who patented the common word

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