Some suprising news is emerging from the court case brought by Zenimax against Occulus. They’ve expanded their case so its not just targeted at the arm of Facebook, but they’re also suing the founder of Oculus (Palmer Luckey), their CEO (Brendan Iribe) and former head of ID and former Zenimax employee John Carmack, accusing the latter of being a thief.
At this point you might be thinking what does that have to do with Bethesda? Well, you might remember back at the BE3 conference Fallout 4 VR and Doom VR were announced for the HTC Vive, rather than Oculus. This lawsuit is why - Bethesda is a Zenimax company. But that still make you wonder what Zenimax have to do with the development of the Oculus, and why they’re suing. Well, according t…Читать подробнее >
A common complaint about the Fallout New Orleans hoax are claims that the applicant "must" have paid for the registration - and paid a lot.
So we set ourselves a challenge. Could we replicate the results of this troll without paying a cent?
Conditions of the test
- We'd do a wordmark registration, rather than a logo, because this is already requiring more effort than it was worth
- We'd put an application through the "Fast Track" system, and another not through the fast track system, to see if there was any practical difference
- At no point would we make any payment
- We would include information in the application to make it obvious that its a bogus registration, including names such as "fakey-Mc-Fakerson" and customer reference of "Fake". If that sho…
You might see some rumours around the internet claiming that Bethesda have registered a trademark in Europe.
And indeed, if you search the EU trademark database, you'll find this:
Looks real doesn't it? How could it possibly be a fake if its on the trademark database?
Look down at the owners section:
You're telling me that Bethesda is so poor they can't pay for the registration?
The EU Trademark database is a known favourite tool of those fake announcement trolls. Anyone can put anything they like in it, and OAMI will list it just long enough for people to be fooled by it. Since the troll doesn't have to pay anything, he doesn't lose anything for doing so, he just gets all the lolz.
If you don't see Bethesda register a trademark in the…
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