Take-Two Interactive has filed a trademark dispute against Remedy Entertainment over their logo, claiming it is similar to the Rockstar Games logo.
The opposition first began in September 2023, addressing two variations of the Remedy logo.
The dispute was first reported by Respawnfirst, whose reporter @usemyhandle posted their findings from the Intellectual Property Office on Twitter:
Remedy Entertainment and Take Two Interactive are in a trademark dispute over Remedy's logo.Disputed Logo 1: https://t.co/wY29pyReIvDisputed Logo 2: https://t.co/oOlzd47usG pic.twitter.com/FuIMLRtBdj— Jake (@usemyhandle) January 15, 2024
Remedy Entertainment and Take Two Interactive are in a trademark dispute over Remedy's logo.Disputed Logo 1: https://t.co/wY29pyReIvDisputed Logo 2: https://t.co/oOlzd47usG pic.twitter.com/FuIMLRtBdj
Take-Two Interactive owns both 2K and Rockstar Games. So, fans will best recognize them for games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Grand Theft Auto series.
Remedy Entertainment first made a name for itself with the Max Payne series. Now, the logo has been broadened to represent all of the new titles accumulated since then.
Fans will probably best recognize Remedy Entertainment for the Alan Wake series.
Alan Wake 2 was nominated for Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2023. It also won multiple awards, including Best Game Direction.
In other words, both creative teams are definitely iconic in their own right. As a result, it seems pretty unlikely that fans would confuse these two over the letter ‘R’ alone.
The logo dispute is divisive among fans, who note that Remedy Entertainment’s logo doesn’t feature Rockstar’s iconic star symbol, either.
This dispute may simply be more of a formality from Take-Two Interactive. It may even be an obligatory move, in order to keep up their established standards over minor discrepancies like this.
At this time, it seems likely that Remedy Entertainment and Take-Two will resolve the trademark dispute sooner than later.
Remedy Entertainment even reached an agreement with Rockstar Games in 2022 regarding remakes of Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.
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