“Let’s Play” securely in the public domain as USPTO rejects Sony’s trademark

Two weeks ago, on behalf of the gaming community, The McArthur Law Firm filed a Letter of Protest with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The letter spoke out against Sony’s attempt to trademark the term “Let’s Play” for video game streaming.

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marloc_x1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

Imagine how Sony would have pursued this if successful..😨

FasterThanFTL11521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

I cannot imagine, my mind is not as conniving as Sony's or any other corporation.

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Timmey1521d ago

I really am confident that this was a move by Sony to actually prevent others from securing the rights rather than generating money from it. This is pretty common in the industry. Think of all this new companies founded just for trolling patents recently.

Dark_Crow1521d ago

Well it's interesting that they're staying really reallly quiet about it all.

We should thank that law firm to ensure it stays in the public domain.

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IIFloodyII1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

This is old. Someone posted it 16 days ago.

Edit: Or is the "news" that Let's Play is now in the public domain and not owned by the people who caused Sony to be denied the first time?

DarkOcelet1521d ago

Reading the article is not always a bad thing btw :)

BigGamersSmallTalk1520d ago

They actually REFILED and were denied again. Sony was going hard to lock up Let's Play revenue.

WeAreLegion1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

This entire thing has been blown out of proportion. Sony just wanted to use it as a slogan for a marketing campaign.

Dark_Crow1521d ago

Please link to that info. Thanks!

WeAreLegion1521d ago

The burden of proof is not on me. It's ridiculous to assume anything else. But here we are.

BigGamersSmallTalk1520d ago

Read the trademark they tried to file! It wasn't blown out or proportion! "Electronic transmission and streaming of video games via local and global computer networks:

They wanted to own rights to every Let's Play as collect revenue on it. It's more than obvious. So please wake up with that good intentions stuff.

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