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What game creators need to know about protecting their brands

What game creators need to know about protecting their brands However, unauthorised commercial exploitation of characters often ends up with disputes, as we have seen with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Storm Troopers, and Betty Boop.It will also involve an assessment of whether the word "MariCar" is similar to "Mario Kart" and whether MariCar is unfairly generating revenue through riding on the coattails of the Mario Kart brand.

Diego Maradona accuses Konami of stealing likeness

Diego Maradona accuses Konami of stealing likeness Last week, soccer legend Diego Maradona took to Facebook to accuse Konami of illegally using his name and likeness in its Pro Evolution Soccer 2017."I heard yesterday that the Japanese company Konami uses my image for its game PES 2017," Maradona wrote.

Judge threatens injunction if Uber doesn't work harder to find stolen Google Waymo docs

Judge threatens injunction if Uber doesn't work harder to find stolen Google Waymo docs US District Judge William Alsup was not satisfied that Uber had made a good-faith effort to find more than 14,000 documents allegedly taken to Uber by former Googler Anthony Levandowski.The judge has hinted he could slap Uber with an injunction that would stall its self-driving car project.

Gearbox gets tough with G2A over fraud backlash

Gearbox gets tough with G2A over fraud backlash Nevertheless, the damage to G2A's reputation was done, as evidenced by several YouTubers walking away from sponsorship deals with the company, even after those changes had been introduced.That was just one aspect of G2A's apparent attempts at rehabilitation.

Microsoft bans and removes emulators from Windows Store

Microsoft bans and removes emulators from Windows Store Consumers with Microsoft devices will be unable to download and use emulators from the Windows Store thanks to efforts to clamp down on games piracy.MSPoweruser reports that this will apply to all Microsoft platforms, meaning mobile and Xbox users will also be unable to access such software via the Windows Store.

GameStop investigating security breach

GameStop investigating security breach Those who make a habit of shopping through GameStop's online storefront may want to keep a close eye on their credit card activity, as the specialty retailer is investigating whether hackers stole customers' credit card information over a period of months.KrebsOnSecurity today reported the news, saying two sources had informed it that a credit card processor had determined GameStop.

Uber sued for shortchanging drivers with new upfront pricing system

Uber sued for shortchanging drivers with new upfront pricing system The proposed class action lawsuit claims that Uber regularly shows higher fares to riders than it does to drivers.Before upfront pricing was rolled out last year, Uber riders always had to worry their ride would end up being much more expensive based on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Oculus wants a new trial in ZeniMax case

Oculus wants a new trial in ZeniMax case Oculus wants a new trial in its protracted legal dispute with ZeniMax Media, on the grounds that the verdict went "against the great weight of the evidence.That verdict, Oculus argued, was "against the great weight of the evidence.

Two year jail sentence for teen who hacked Xbox

Two year jail sentence for teen who hacked Xbox A crucial step in protecting the games industry from cyber crimes has been made this week as a man has been jailed for two years after hacking Xbox Live and other gaming services.7m attacks on websites and networks such as Minecraft and TeamSpeak, as well as Xbox Live and other Microsoft businesses.

Nintendo issues unsurprising take down notice for fan-made Zelda

Nintendo issues unsurprising take down notice for fan-made Zelda Development on the project was inspired by a recently revealed 2D prototype for the latest Zelda game, Breath of the Wild.Developer WinterDrake had been working on the project quite publicly for sometime, hosting a demo download of the game on indie hub Itch.

Bethesda Asks For Indie Game's Name To Be Changed Because It Has 'Prey' In it

Bethesda Asks For Indie Game's Name To Be Changed Because It Has 'Prey' In it ” “We could’ve fought this and we did think about it for quite a while”, the statement says.“Something like a trademark opposition can be long and depending on how far someone wants to fight it can be very expensive.

ZeniMax trademark forces indie to rename Prey for the Gods

ZeniMax trademark forces indie to rename Prey for the Gods Independent developer No Matter Studios has chosen to alter its current project after Bethesda parent ZeniMax opposed the team's attempt to trademark the name of its game.The three-strong team is currently working on a survival adventure game previously titled Prey for the Gods, but this has since been renamed to Praey for the Gods to avoid a clash with Bethesda's upcoming sci-fi shooter Prey.