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Offline -Norbert-

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
So does that mean, if they wanted to make a title in the FreeSpace universe, they could ignore Interplay and go directly to the authors and creaters of FreeSpace, it's assets and backstory (-> mental property.... or however "Geistiges Eigentum" is translated into english)?

 

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Like I said, trademark != IP (Intellectual Property, which is probably the term you're after). As far as we know, Interplay still owns FS's IP.
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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Like I said, trademark != IP (Intellectual Property, which is probably the term you're after). As far as we know, Interplay still owns FS's IP.

Much harder to find info on the actual IP though.

So does that mean, if they wanted to make a title in the FreeSpace universe, they could ignore Interplay and go directly to the authors and creaters of FreeSpace, it's assets and backstory (-> mental property.... or however "Geistiges Eigentum" is translated into english)?

AFAIK, if the trademark after evaluation is granted, they can atleast use the Freespace title. But it depends on the IP (if there is one) whether or not they can use Apollo's, Orions, Aken Bosch and the Shivans in their game. So they could make a totally unrelated space combat sim named Freespace Star Adventures, which has nothing to do with the Freespace universe.
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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Like I said, trademark != IP (Intellectual Property, which is probably the term you're after). As far as we know, Interplay still owns FS's IP.
Much harder to find info on the actual IP though.

Indeed. However it is possible those guys secured the trademark as a potential negotiation argument in order to acquire the IP from Interplay.

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Maybe they just think it's a cool sounding name.
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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Indeed. However it is possible those guys secured the trademark as a potential negotiation argument in order to acquire the IP from Interplay.

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Yep, like I said:
...or alternately that is the date that the trademark may run out and Stompy Bot lets Interplay know that they are interested in purchasing the franchise, starting with the name trademark.

Maybe they just think it's a cool sounding name.

The description mentions Space Combat Sim, but that is only the current status. If they make it the successor of Windows FreeCell, it will from then on be a card game I imagine. Not sure how that legally works. It's just a name yep.
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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
So there's a (slight) chance this small company will just make Freespace 3 and destroy the entire franchise with it.

Hopefully, there will be still a window frame of, let's say, 4 to 5 years until Freemaggedon happens.

I'll bring the popcorn.

 

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
So there's a (slight) chance this small company will just make Freespace 3 and destroy the entire franchise with it.

Hopefully, there will be still a window frame of, let's say, 4 to 5 years until Freemaggedon happens.

I'll bring the popcorn.

What makes you assume it's going to be a "Freespace 3?" Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is in the same universe as Fallout, but is technically not along the same plot line as 1, or 2. Fallout 3 released by Bethesda however did have a parallel plot line, and did very well to allude to the events in FO:BOS.
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Where did I assume anything? Why did you assume I assumed?

Assumeception.

 

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Where did I assume anything? Why did you assume I assumed?

Assumeception.

I'll let you figure that one out. :)
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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Weren't Stompy bot revamping/Reviving Heavy Gear?

I'd say there's a fair chance they might have a go at finishing of FS.


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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?

BTW...................

When did Batutta become someone else?

He sorta asked for it.
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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
No I didn't :(

 

Offline -Sara-

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But you can gossip about him now as long as it remains a "General FreeSpace" discussion. :P
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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Petition to form a "General Freespace discussion" discussion split..

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
The description mentions Space Combat Sim, but that is only the current status. If they make it the successor of Windows FreeCell, it will from then on be a card game I imagine. Not sure how that legally works. It's just a name yep.
:shaking: but there already is a cardgame.
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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
This all means very little unless they acquire the IP, which probably costs several orders of magnitude more than acquiring the trademark.

 

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
So all they've done then is made it harder for anyone else to eventually make FS3?

Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing  :doubt:

 

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
So all they've done then is made it harder for anyone else to eventually make FS3?

Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing  :doubt:


If no one can get the IP off Interplay it's a moot point

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Offline -Sara-

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Re: Freespace trademark, to be bought by "Stompy Bot Productions inc." game company?
Is someone here involved in some way with law or w/e to succesfully trace or see who actually does hold the IP or are such things locked off from public sight?
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