On February 28th, 2014, Electronic Arts Incorporation filed a trademark via the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Shadow Realms”. It entered the Trademark Reporting and Monitoring System (TRAM) yesterday, on March 4th. It’s a basic 1(b) Intent-to-Use filing, and reads as following:
Word Mark SHADOW REALMS
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86208196
Filing Date February 28, 2014
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Electronic Arts Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE Legal Department 209 Redwood Shores Parkway Redwood City CALIFORNIA 94065
Attorney of Record Vineeta Gajwani
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
There is endless speculation as to what this patent might mean. Is EA unveiling a new game titled “Shadow Realms” ? Or is EA building upon the already present ton of DLCs that they have for their games.
Maybe Mass Effect 3 is getting another DLC titled “Shadow Realms” or maybe even a stand alone expansion.
Maybe a Yu-Gi-Oh game is being released (haha) (because Yu-gi-oh let’s people be banished to the Shadow Realm for endless suffering.)
Come to think of it, another Yu-Gi-Oh card game might not even be that bad – with the ton of new ones being released nowadays like Hearthstone, a return to an earlier series is an interesting affair. It is again highly unlikely since EA does’t have the rights to Yu-Gi-Oh.
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