Trademark disputes are quite common among different companies as companies argue that it is done for the protection of their property.
A similar case was seen recently, as Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, has filed a lawsuit against Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Max Payne and Alan Wake 2.
The trademark dispute arose when Remedy Entertainment recently changed its logo to R style, which resembles the rockstar R logo.
As reported by Respawn, Take-Two has filed a lawsuit against Remedy, claiming that the Remedy logo resembles much of the Rockstar game’s iconic R.
Why it matters: Copyright is always an issue; while some take light notes, others have very strict rules regarding that.
Since it’s not the first time Take-Two has been over a trademark dispute, not too long ago, it filed a lawsuit against Hazelight Studios for using its trademark “It Takes Two” in its game name, resulting in the cancellation of the trademark by Hazelight Studios.
What we can conclude from this is that Take-Two has very strict policies regarding copyright protection.
Although Rockstar has a close relationship with Remedy because Remedy is aiding Rockstar in remaking Max Payne’s classical games Max Payne 1 and Max Payne 2, Take-Two still doesn’t hesitate to protect its copyright policies.
We stand with the stance of Take-Two here as it comes under plagiarism, which is like stealing someone’s content.
We have also witnessed games copying other content, as a recent scam from Fntastic The Day Before copied the voice lines from RDR2 and Cyberpunk 2077 in its trailer; however, Fntastic didn’t see a legal notice from the studios.
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Nevertheless, we hope to see a positive outcome of the dispute because both are closely associated, and any negativity can affect the games in development.