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King Settles 'Candy Crush Saga' Trademark Disputes Amicably

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According to Stoic and Albert Ransom, King's settled its trademark disputes with both of them.

Intellectual property disputes are never pretty, especially when they involve the trademarking of fairly common words. Candy Crush Saga developer King went into legal fisticuffs against both Banner Saga developer Stoic and CandySwipe developer Albert Ransom over the words "saga" and "candy," allegedly to protect King's trademark over Candy Crush.

King's legal action has incited controversy and ire from the gaming community and was the inspiration behind the "Candy Jam" game jam.

According to both Stoic and Ransom, King has quietly and amicably settled the trademark disputes with both companies.

"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," reads a brief statement on the Stoic website.

"I am happy to announce that I have amicably resolved my dispute with King over my CandySwipe trademark and that I am withdrawing my opposition to their mark and they are withdrawing their counterclaim against mine. 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. Both our games can continue to coexist without confusing players," states Ransom via the CandySwipe website.

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