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King halts trademark claims on Banner Saga

Studio comes to agreement with Candy Swipe dev

Candy Crush Saga developer King will no longer pursue claims against The Banner Saga's trademark.

King hit Stoic with a trademark claim in January over its use of the word "saga" in The Banner Saga's title. However, Stoic announced on its website in March that the two parties had come to an understanding.


"Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic's The Banner Saga trademark, which enables both parties to protect their respective trademarks now and in the future," Stoic said.

After filing the initial claim, King claimed that "we do not have any concerns that Banner Saga is trying build on our brand or our content" but the claim was necessary to defend against intentional infringement in the future.

King also stopped pursuing the trademark cancellation of Candy Swipe, a mobile app created by Albert Ransom. At the time, Ransom said King cloned his game then sought to invalidate the original.

In an statement on his website posted Wednesday, Ransom said he had resolved the dispute with King and each party planned to withdraw its opposition to the other's trademark.

"I have learned that they picked the Candy Crush name before I released my game and that they were never trying to take my game away," Ransom wrote. "Both our games can continue to coexist without confusing players."