The creators of the shooter try to prevent the registration of ‘Doomscroll’ as a name for a thrash metal band.
The legal battles around patents Sometimes they are due to obvious reasons, as in the recent case of the PlayStation 5 case company that Sony threatened to take to court if it did not stop production, but on other occasions, it is difficult to follow the motivations of the large companies in their efforts to protect your franchises.
Doomscroll seemed like an ideal name for his new bandThis time, the situation seems surreal, since id Software is trying to stop Dustin Mitchell, a 38-year-old Amazon worker and guitarist from Dallas, Texas, from calling “Doomscroll” to his new progressive thrash metal band. As Mitchell has told in an interview in Wired, he came across the term after reading a news story where a woman referred to the impulse to consume negative news on social networks.
The term refers to the compulsion to search for negative news on social mediaMitchell thought it was a cool name for the band that he was eager to train and set out to register it. He filed his trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but by the time the guitarist had the trademark almost in his possession, received an email from a lawyer on behalf of Id Sosftware, advising you about the ownership of the video game Doom by the company and related registered trademarks, passing on to communicate the appeal to your request.
Id Software owns several trademarks related to the term “Doom”, leading the company to introduce numerous appeals To trademarks that include this term, in the last month alone, the company has opposed “ODoom” and “Doomlings.” In the case of id Software, the interest has to do with the commercial exploitation of the Doom universe, and in certain cases, such as the appeal against the “Garden of Doom” podcast, it was resolved with an agreement of the lawyers where they restricted its use, preventing him from using the term in movies or video games. In Mitchell’s case, still will have to wait until 2023, when it will be resolved if he can continue with his band name or if he should start looking for another. While this is being resolved, we look forward to hearing more about the next id Software project.
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