Update to Old Marvel Post

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So a few months back I posted about how Marvel was suing NCsoft because their game allowed people to become superheros, and therefore it was possible to become a Marvel superhero. I made the point that I thought this was silly as heck since you could do the same with pencils, pens, crayons, etc. Turns out that the many of the claims filed by Marvel have been throw out.

Grow up, Marvel. What are you going to sue next - our imagination?

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Comment 1 by Scott Barnes posted on 3/15/2005 at 4:41 AM

Aye, stupidity flourishes.. its what McDonalds are suing a local lawyer here in Australia for wanting to trademark the name "McBrat" as his last name had those first few letters in it so he wanted to trademark it..

Anyway what was concerning for the game industry, was that if that case had of gone forward and NCSoft were to loose, it would of been open season on other games like World Of Warcraft (ie You could easily make you character look like Drizzt from Dark Elf Triologies and what not).

Next Maxis will be sued for allowing customers the ability to take on the look / character of hollywood actors or stupid crap like that. All trademarked but really..