Games Stickman and copyright.

Discussion in 'Game Development' started by Eme Fibonacci, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Eme Fibonacci

    Eme Fibonacci Active Member Licensed User

    I finished a project and only after I finished I thought about it.:(

    Can I use use the stickman name/figure? How to get reliable information on this?
    Is stickman copyrighted?
     
  2. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    TRACTION GAMES has registered the "stickman" word for everything computer games related. (pc, mobile, arcade ...)

    If your app has stickman in its name you can expect a mail from their lawyers soon to change the appname.
     
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  3. Star-Dust

    Star-Dust Expert Licensed User

    change it into a sticksmen :p
     
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  4. Eme Fibonacci

    Eme Fibonacci Active Member Licensed User

    Do you have the source of this information?
     
  5. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

  6. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    they also registered the names of their individual stickman games
     
  7. Eme Fibonacci

    Eme Fibonacci Active Member Licensed User

  8. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    a few years ago King the company behind Candy Crush etc registered several words like King, Saga, Candy etc.

    the result was Candy Jam with nearly 500 indie games with their registered words in the title as protest :)
     
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  9. Eme Fibonacci

    Eme Fibonacci Active Member Licensed User

    it seems impossible to use a name that has not been registered.
     
  10. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    you have to see if the wordmark is computer games related.

    sometimes you find a lot of registrations but for a totally different business/domain.

    also check the LIVE or DEAD status. only the LIVE ones are relevant.
     
  11. Eme Fibonacci

    Eme Fibonacci Active Member Licensed User


    Thank you. I'm learning a lot from that.
     
  12. Eme Fibonacci

    Eme Fibonacci Active Member Licensed User

    Hi, and about stick figure? What you think? Can I use?
     
  13. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    I guess you can use it as the store is full of it already.

    But history tells us there have been a lot of lawsuits for games that looked too similar with fines or store removals as result.
    (search for The Great Giana Sisters, K.C. Munchkin etc)

    But with stores like google play most games are free and it would be too expensive to open a lawsuit for something where you can't calculate possible earning loss from as a download is not always a direct sale.
     
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