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article imageUbisoft and EA in dispute over 'Ghost' trademark

By Stan Rezaee     Jan 31, 2016 in Entertainment
Ubisoft is in a dispute with Electronic Arts over their trademark of the word "Ghost", as it may cause confusion among gamers.
The dispute regards two trademark status that EA filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office back in 2015. It was unveiled by NeoGaf that Ubisoft had filed a notice of opposition against EA's trademark status on January 29.
In the notice of opposition, Ubisoft is claiming EA's use of the "Ghost" trademark will come into conflict with their use of the word ghost in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series. Ubisoft even lists the patent filings made for every title in the series as evidence for their notice of opposition.
EA has until March 9 to respond to the notice of opposition.
While not involved in the dispute but it should also be noted that Activision also has a franchises that uses the word "Ghost". Call of Duty: Ghosts was released back in 2013 and it's unknown if the game will develop its own story-arch.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon was the second tactical shooter series created by the late author and was first released for the PC back in 2001. The game focuses on soldiers of the US Armies 5th Special Forces Group (nicknamed The Ghosts) as they are deployed to hot zones in top secret operations.
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