Trademarks for Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 to be refiled


Ubisoft has said it intentionally let the trademark applications for Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 lapse due to a rejection from the USPTO.

when the firm filed for the trademarks, it listed Gearbox as a co-applicant; however, since Gearbox holds the exclusive registrations for all Brothers in Arms trademarks, the USPTO rejected the applications filed by Ubisoft.

“Initially, Ubisoft submitted the trademarks on behalf of Gearbox with Gearbox and Ubisoft as co-applicants,” said a representative for Ubisoft. “The [United States Patent and Trademark Office] rejected this approach (about 9 months ago), noting Gearbox’s exclusive registrations for all Brothers in Arms trademarks.

“Given the USPTO choice between abandonment or continued administrative confusion on the matter, we simply opted for administrative abandonment until re-filing becomes necessary. To avoid confusion with the USPTO, Gearbox will be filing its future Brothers in Arms-related trademarks directly and individually.”

The trademark abandonment was noted earlier today by internet sleuth Superannuation, which had everyone scrambling to figure out whether the game was getting a name change, or worse case scenario, cancelled.

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4 Comments on "Trademarks for Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 to be refiled"

  1. narwall14 May 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm -

    yeah keep brothers in arms the way it was meant to be not some gay inglorious bastards rip out

  2. nick May 19, 2012 at 4:43 am -

    i really liked the E3 demo!
    gotta understand WW2 games are old news!
    time to move on and do something different!
    and i have to say thank god there doing something a little different instead of what every other ex WW2 series has been doing!
    cough COD, MoH, ect, ect.
    id love to see a inglorious bastards rip off!
    would actually make the perfect game!
    as long as they keep heaps of humour in it, the trailer they showed was really funny so they need to keep it that way!
    no where near enough games these days have enough of a sense of humour!
    there like the german soldier guarding a outpost, you just get the feeling that if you put a whoopee cushion on his seat instead of laughing he would behead you!

  3. Ernice Gilbert May 19, 2012 at 6:18 am -

    The E3 demo was looking confusing. It was confusing! Didn’t look like Brothers In Arms, and way too much Vulgar….I”m not sure about this.

  4. nick May 19, 2012 at 11:55 am -

    thats exactly the point!
    it cant look like brothers in arms, WW2 games are done, finished, kaput!
    its time to move on to something different, this looked freaking awesome!

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