Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, is currently in a trademark dispute with Remedy Entertainment, which their new logo contains R letter in it.
R Dispute of Take Two with Remedy Entertainment
It looks like logo change of Remedy Entertainment is not a good option for Take Two. Recently, Take Two claimed that this logo resembles Rockstar Games’ logo, which both features only R letter, except Rockstar Games logo contains star as well. It’s an interesting situation to say the least, given that the companies entered an agreement to work together to facilitate remakes of the first two Max Payne games just last year.
The logo trademarks in question were both filed by Remedy Entertainment on 11 May, 2023 and both have been opposed by Take Two, with RespawnFirst alleging that the disputes were filed around the time in April 2023 when Remedy revealed the logo in question.
In a blog post surrounding the reveal of the logo design involved in the dispute, Remedy communications director Thomas Puha wrote that: “It was time to update and redefine our visual identity to bring more consistency, showcase our evolution over the years, and better express our vision of today’s Remedy.”
It added: “The bullet in the letter R in the old logo represented the era of Max Payne, but the Remedy of now is much bigger than a single game; we have a whole portfolio of games, new and old.”
Late last year, Remedy offered a positive update on its remakes of the first two Max Payne games via a financial review, revealing that they had “progressed into the production readiness stage”.
We will wait and see how these events will develop in the future. The kind of disputes in the past were generally ended without any result. Let’s see this time events will be changed or not.
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