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Star Wars Detours - new trademark emerges

LucasFilm files video game-related TM

Ever heard of Star Wars Detours? Neither had we until today - but it looks like it could be LucasArts' next major video game spin-off.

Parent company LucasFilm has this week filed a US trademark for the Detours name - which locks down the rights to its use in interactive entertainment.


As well as "pre-recorded audio tapes, video tapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, compact discs, and video discs", the trademark also references "computer games, animation and music; computer game software; computer game software and manuals sold as a unit; computer video game software; computer video game software and manuals sold as a unit; interactive video game programs; interactive computer game programs, downloadable computer game software, downloadable interactive entertainment software for playing computer games and downloadable interactive entertainment software for playing video games. Oh, and sports helmets.


LucasFilm has filed two separate TMs, with the second suggesting Detours could grow to become a major franchise for the company. It references everything from children's books to pencil cases, T-shirts, comics and more.

You can see images of both filings, which were registered with United States Patent and Trademark Office, right here.

LucasArts is known to be working on a Star Wars game for Kinect on Xbox 360, which is due for release later this year.

We'll check in with LucasArts to see what Detours is all about.