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Oct 7 2012, 9:19pm Anchor

Hi Everyone, recent I received a notice from one DB user. It said "You can't DEFCON cause it already exist.".
I think it can break in their IP law. but I really didn't know DEFCON is existed, making my game.
So if it can break, I'll pay the royalty. but I really don't change my game title cause It's very proper to draw my ideal world and render my games world.
Detailed contents is in some screen shots and links. I really know your thoughts.

Link : Indiedb.com

Cryrid
Cryrid 3D Artist
Oct 7 2012, 10:38pm Anchor

I can see "DEFCON Crisis" being less likely to confuse than "DEFCON: Crisis", as the subtitle makes it sound like it's a sequel.

Oct 7 2012, 11:11pm Anchor
Cryrid wrote:I can see "DEFCON Crisis" being less likely to confuse than "DEFCON: Crisis", as the subtitle makes it sound like it's a sequel.

Thanks Cryrid! I'll change the title to DEFCON Crisis! It's my mistake. in facts, the title was DEFCON Crisis but I titled DEFCON : Crisis cause I want to clarify that it's a next game of DFECON Lost Combat. Thanks!8)

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Oct 8 2012, 5:39am Anchor

Cryrid is probably right there; and it's always best to avoid confusion. Introversion doesn't however have a trademark filed on the DEFCON name.

Oct 8 2012, 6:51am Anchor
ambershee wrote:Cryrid is probably right there; and it's always best to avoid confusion. Introversion doesn't however have a trademark filed on the DEFCON name.

Yes you're right. whatever it's right or not, i wish my mistake doesn't make big problems. thanks.

Oct 8 2012, 7:12am Anchor

I thought it was an expansion/new version of Defcon, that's why I clicked on it when I saw it. :p

To avoid confusion it would be wise to change the title a bit, but don't get carried away: it's an "indie" game and if people support that LotR mod that went out of it's way to use anther's IP & TM's, then an accident doesn't even deserve mention for a reason like this imho.

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Oct 8 2012, 9:18am Anchor
TheHappyFriar wrote:I thought it was an expansion/new version of Defcon, that's why I clicked on it when I saw it. :p

To avoid confusion it would be wise to change the title a bit, but don't get carried away: it's an "indie" game and if people support that LotR mod that went out of it's way to use anther's IP & TM's, then an accident doesn't even deserve mention for a reason like this imho.


Yeah right. I edited my game title and info. thanks for your opinion!8)

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