Capcom trademarks "Mega Man" in the U.S.
Capcom trademarked "Mega Man" and with it gained the rights to video games, music, motion pictures, and other various entertainment outlets.
Here are the exact entertainment medias that Capcom has gained the rights to with this trademark.
"Providing computer games to others that may be accessed via the Internet; Providing non-downloadable Internet games to others; Providing electronic games for mobile phones and smart phones via the Internet; Providing images, motion pictures, video games, music videos and music via the Internet; Providing images, motion pictures, video games, music videos and music through communication via mobile phones and smart phones; Electronic publishing services, namely online publication of the text and graphic works of others featuring computer and video games and strategies thereof, not downloadable; Providing on-line non-downloadable newsletters in the field of computer games and video games; Providing on-line non-downloadable electronic publications and documentation, namely articles and reports featuring computer game strategy and video game strategy"
This is quite interesting, especially since Capcom of America has stated that they intend to host their own celebration for the blue bomber. Honestly, I've never been the biggest Mega Man fan, but I greatly enjoyed the X series, Battle Network, and Legends games. It'd be good to see some sort of announcement.
Keep in mind though, this has just been trademarked, if this acts as the usual Capcom routine when it comes to trademarking we won't hear any news for a while (EX. Asura's Wrath and Dragon's Dogma).
I think they should make a 25th anniversary kart racer!!!!!!!
Two-Bit is right. But I'm just breaking balls. My sarcasm doesn't come across well in text. No offense meant.
Sadly I wouldn't be surprised if they trademarked him just so they can keep him dead and no one else can bring him back.
Hopefully we'll see some new Megaman games coming......hopefully.
why trademark him? so you can can kill him all over for us again? I can't keep getting my hopes up with anything that has to do with mega man anymore cause capcom keeps on stabbing me in the heart *weep* oh blue bomber...........................
Yeah, that "masterpiece"...
God forbid they take down the Eddie Lebron film
He's either saying that those are not "true" Mega Man games (as in the classic series) or that, for a non-fan, you sure have played a lot of his games.
Well, you have to renew trademarks over time, but what I think is most suspicious is that it's only Capcom of America with the rights. Last time something like this happened we got the Street Fighter 4 series.
Did I read this right? Capcom is now "trademark"ing Mega Man when they already did so back in the NES/Famicom days?
It's not one of my favorites, but I still enjoy the games a lot. X5 is one of my favorite games.
If that's the case then I'm really worried about the fate of Mega Man Unlimited.
Capcom, you make me happy. While you may not be a big mega man fan, you may be able to tell that I am :3
Think this trademark will lead to DMCA take downs of everything related to Mega Man? Fan Art, remixes, let's play films, ect?
I hope this means a movie. Starring box art Mega Man........boner
The way interpret this is rather grim. The way I read it, it sounds like Capcom wants to put a stranglehold on the distribution of any images of Mega, and of the fan-made internet remakes/original games using the Blue Bomber, although that may be my recently acquired distrust of Capcom in play.
" Honestly, I've never been the biggest Mega Man fan, but I greatly enjoyed the X series, Battle Network, and Legends games." You are correct. In fact, I wouldn't even call yourself a Mega Men fan at all! :(
Wait... does that mean that they DIDN'T have the trademark before? That is really weird.
well this is slightly better than no news...