Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Has Had Its Trademark Suspended

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, a arriving enlargement to February’s critically acclaimed open-world game, has had a heading dangling after a filing from a mobile diversion company.

Guerrilla Games’ early 2017 strike has had a name placed on reason after receiving a cessation notice from Huuuge Global Limited, who published a container appurtenance diversion on both a iOS App Store and Google Play called The Frozen Wild. Though both a mobile diversion and Horizon Zero Dawn‘s enlargement share small in common save for their name, this likeness has caused Sony’s heading for The Frozen Wilds to be suspended.

The apportionment of a filing surveying a cessation can be noticed below:

“The heading examining profession is suspending movement on a focus for a reason(s) settled below. See 37 C.F.R. §2.67; TMEP §§716 et seq. 

The effective filing date of a tentative application(s) identified next precedes a filing date of applicant’s application. If a symbol in a referenced application(s) registers, applicant’s symbol might be refused registration underneath Section 2(d) since of a odds of difficulty with that purebred mark(s). See 15 U.S.C. §1052(d); 37 C.F.R. §2.83; TMEP §§1208 et seq. Therefore, movement on this focus is dangling until a earlier-filed referenced application(s) is possibly purebred or abandoned. 37 C.F.R. §2.83(c). A duplicate of information applicable to this referenced application(s) is attached.

– Application Serial No(s). 87466907

The USPTO will intermittently control a standing check of a focus to establish either cessation stays appropriate, and a heading examining profession will emanate as indispensable an exploration minute to applicant per a standing of a matter on that cessation is based. TMEP §§716.04, 716.05. Applicant will be told when cessation is no longer appropriate. See TMEP §716.04.”

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Filed final month though usually recently speckled by NeoGAF user Rosti, a filing was published on Oct 17th, with Sony nonetheless to emanate a grave response. The expected method of events could see Sony arguing that there will be no difficulty between a dual games given their fundamental differences, though during a time of this essay Huuuge Global Limited’s notice has nonetheless to be challenged.


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