Ion Maiden becomes Ion Fury

When choosing a title for an online game it is wise to check whether this name can be used freely. 3D Realms, developers of Duke Nukem, learned this when it announced the name of its new game Ion Maiden. British heavy metal band Iron Maiden has registered its name (and logo) in many countries (including the US) to prevent coat-tail riding.

There is only one letter difference and the typography of the game logo also resembles. The main character name, Shelly Harris, also bears a lot of resemblance with the name of the bands songwriter, Steve Harris. A lawsuit was filed in California demanding a ban of the name whilst claiming damages. Reason enough for 3D Realms to change the name to Ion Fury this summer. The game was launched in August, however the logo has largely remained the same.

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MENTOS has been selling chewing gum under the name MENTOS PURE FRESH for several years. In order to protect her rights MENTOS has registered the following trademarks: the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH, the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH 3 and a figurative depiction of the word PURE. Defendant sells chewing gum under the trademark DENTYNE PURE and has registered its logo as a trademark. Infringement or not?
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