King applies for "rabbit" trademark

Posted:
1 Apr 2014 at 06:22
Source:
GAME_JAM season 0 episode 0 airdate 1970-01-01

Rabbit Transit title screen
Beloved gaming titan King©®™ have purchased all rights to Atari/Starpath Supercharger game Rabbit Transit (1983), previously notable for featuring substantially more mammalian reproduction than Custer’s Revenge (1982). Based on this acquisition, King©®™ are presently applying to trademark the term “rabbit” in all gaming-related endeavors, in order to sue Arkedo and Sega over Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (2012).

However, a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed intern at King©®™ noticed that there exist other games with the word “rabbit” in their titles made after their 1983 game, and so King©®™ threatened Epic Games with litigation if they did not immediately cease selling any and all games in the Jazz Jackrabbit series.

A spokesman from Epic Games eventually explained to King©®™ that Epic have not sold any games in that series at any time in the present millennium. At this point, all threats were abandoned.

Also, Rabbit Transit probably ripped off Q*Bert or something but I mean who cares.

- Violet CLM


Comments

Obi1mcd on 1 Apr 2014 at 08:27

Although, it’s worth noting that the threatened lawsuit has caused Epic to cancel its plans to re-release Jazz 1 and 2 on Steam and GOG next week, according to their official statement on the matter.

Loon on 1 Apr 2014 at 08:40

OOHH DAT DATE !!11ONE

(srry for the caps …)

DoubleGJ on 1 Apr 2014 at 12:19

what is the opinion of actual rabbits on this

Stijn on 1 Apr 2014 at 17:09

This might actually be the riskiest newspost ever on J2O, with its Custer’s Revenge reference!

Slaz on 1 Apr 2014 at 17:51

Looks like Rabbit Transit is an obvious ripoff of Frogger. Konami should sue King©®™ and win the lawsuit. Then Jazz will be in Japanese hands, treated carefully with new games, and everyone’s happy. :P

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