What should be the name and title for the video game? 1 Answers as of June 26, 2014I am working with some friends on a video game titled "Black Flag Online". The game is set during the Piracy era, allowing players to simple play as pirates. The question has come up, will there be an issue with a company named Ubisoft, since they have a game called "ASSASSINS CREED: BLACK FLAG". Their game is also set during the Piracy era, but follows the story of one man, and his association with a group called "The Assassins". Are we ok to use the name "Black Flag Online"? Could Ubisoft sue?
Lawyer for Independent Media | Sue Basko
Yes, it sounds like you would be violating the trademark of the other company. You need to come up with a name and premise that is original and yours only. You should work with a lawyer on this, while you are planning the game. Secure a unique and original name and have the lawyer file a trademark registration for you before you proceed.
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