Capcom Extends Dragon’s Dogma Online Trademark in the United States
We’re exactly ten months after the release in Japan of Dragon’s Dogma Online, but nothing has been announced yet about a possible localization of the game.
That said, Capcom did register the trademark for the United States, and on June 21st, they requested an extension of the time limit to file a statement of use to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Basically Capcom asks for more time to provide the USPTO with proof that the trademark is being used commercially in the U.S.
The request document pledges an ongoing effort in “product or service research or development,” and it’s quite interesting. Per trademark law, the request is equivalent to a sworn statement that the applicant intents to use the name commercially in the Unities States.
This means that, if you want to play the game on a localized server, not all hope is lost, and Capcom might still pull the game out of its hat.
A while ago, Producer Yoshinori Ono mentioned in an interview that the publisher was focusing on Japan first, bit that did not mean that there was no chance of a release overseas down the line.
Incidentally, Dragon Dogma Online‘s Season 2 expansion was just released a few days ago in Japan, and you can check out the launch trailer below.