Activision applies for ‘The Roman Numeral II’, other Black Ops 2 trademarks

Activision applied for several U.S. trademarks this past week related to Call of Duty: Black Ops II which is scheduled to be released this November. The trademark applications include “The Roman Numeral II”, “The Future is Black” and “There’s a Soldier in All of Us”. Activision submitted two trademark applications for “The Roman Numeral II” which, of course, can be seen in the cover-art for the video game in a solid orange color. “The Future is Black” is a tagline for the game and was used in the official reveal trailer that was published back in the beginning of May. The filing like the others in the batch, covers computer game software and entertainment services.

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CommonCent2070d ago

I can see the style for the Roman Numeral 2 but to actually trademark the concept of a roman numeral 2 would be absurd. I'd expect this out of Apple but not Activision.

SPAM-FRITTER-1232070d ago

way to go activision.

also if jet packs are confirmed as a killstreak then fine...i will play bare bones. if they are a perk then forget it.

WeskerChildReborned2070d ago

I'm already a bit disapointed in the wall hack sniper -.-

SPAM-FRITTER-1232070d ago (Edited 2070d ago )

i agree with ya WeskerChildReborned

bought MW3 the other day and seen arguments over who has the best hacks and the best site to get them from. steam will never use VAC for call of duty as they would have to employ thousands of new staff to keep cheaters under control.

EA will use punkbuster which i know will eliminate hackers(ish)

think i am gonna pre-order MOH this year instead of BLOPSII.

lastdual2070d ago (Edited 2070d ago )

Yeah, they're probably just protecting their font style. Most any company with stylized text files a similar trademark (think of the Mario font, the Star Wars font, etc.).

I think it's a little overkill in this case, but for a company as large as Activision it's probably just standard procedure.

Edit: from the trademark application:

"Standard Character claim: No"

So they're definitely only trademarking the style.

Reverent2070d ago

How in the hell is this news?

ChipChipperson2070d ago

How about keeping the title like it is in the article thumbnail, but replace that orange Roman Numeral with two penises to show how absurd Activision has been acting.