Hasbro abandons "Cybertron" Trademark?

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  1. Eric

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  2. Brave Magnus

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    So...what's gonna happen now?
     
  3. Superman_Alpha

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    i would doubt this report's validity, just on grounds of common sense.
     
  4. Nevermore

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    If you don't trust TF@TM, you could always look it up at the US Patent and Trademark office's public website.

    It's true. The "Transformers Cybertron" trademark is still "live", though...
     
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    So, what the hell are they gonna call Cybertron in the movie? Gobotron?

    Sounds like somebody in the Hasbro legal department dropped the ball.
     
  6. Nevermore

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    They can easily call it "Cybertron" in the movie. Remember how Dreamwave was able to use names such as "Bluestreak", "Hot Rod" and "Shockwave", none of which Hasbro owned as trademarks at that point.

    The only thing Hasbro couldn't do was being able to use the word in ADVERTISING and being able to defend it in court (just to avoid confusion: they could use it in advertising, but they couldn't use it in advertising AND being able to defend it in court, if you understand what I mean).
     
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    Hmmm, I feel a "5002 News" coming on ;) 
     
  8. Superman_Alpha

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    I trust common sense more than I trust a stanger that puts out a website. If this came from someone like the Hartmans or Ben Yee, I'd trust it, because I trust them and I know they actually HAVE sources at Hasbro.

    I'll wait for Aaron to clarify this "news" before I believe it. Hasbro gets crapped on a lot for making what fans think are stupid moves, but to blindly trust some random website with "news" of this calibre? Not without more than this.

    Weren't you the one also using the patent site to justify the argument that Hasbro hadn't finally succeeded in getting the rights to the Bumblebee name back just a few weeks back? And yet:

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    Bumblebee TM Large as life. Even has a Classics toys coming with his proper name.

    Not gettin' in your face about it. I'm just thinkin' that the patent site isn't as up to date as these so-called breaking news stories would appear.
     
  9. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    this would be as stupid as them abandoning Optimus Prime. It's the name of their home plant. They are NUTS to abandon it.
     
  10. ErikB

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    ya know i just mentioned lightening up, but also called you a TF guru,and here you flex those guru muscles! you said the same thing i was going to say, and yep...it still listed as live, not sure what they would ditch a trademark only a year or two into their 10 trademark.
     
  11. ILoveDinobot

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    Exactly! they made up the name in the first place right? I mean like Cyberton was never used for anything before TFs?
     
  12. Nevermore

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    That was several months ago, and based on the fact that two companies had intervened.

    And, oddly enough, the "Bumblebee" trademark is currently listed as "abandoned", which does indeed lends credency to your asumption that the USPTO website isn't really that much up to date...

    Still, I absolutely see no reason for concern even if Hasbro abandoned they "Cybertron" trademark. All it means, assuming it is indeed the current situation, is that they can't use "CYBERTRON" in capital letters and with a "TM" claim after the name on the toys' packaging anymore and prevent other companies from using the name "Cybertron" in advertising themselves.

    And considering the only other company that used the name within recent years abandoned most of their trademarks, I don't see any cause for alarm there either.
     
  13. Cheetatron

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    How was it abandoned exactly hasbro used it this year for their toyline. I thought you could only lose stuff if you weren't actively using it.
     
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    Incidentally, since no-one else mentioned it, that same image advertises the 6" CYBERTRON™ Heroes...

    Hmm... :confused: 
     
  15. Denyer

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    As "Transformers Cybertron" rather than "Cybertron".
     
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    Apparently they just failed to notify the US trademark office that they used the trademark in time.

    The same happened with "Scorponok" after Energon, before Hasbro released "Dark Scorponok". Essentially, this "news" is meaningless.
     
  17. Cheetatron

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    Oh phew then haha
     
  18. ErikB

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    http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=11fjdh.2.2

    final nail in this rumor coffin, that title "Transformers Cybertron" covers all aspect of the toy line. The rest were aplications/and other designs of the trademark.the abandoned trademarks affect next to nothing, the line lives on. Also no company would ditch a trademark while merchandise is still on the market with the trademark all over it.
     
  19. Jetplague

    Jetplague Michael Bay is evil!

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    I suspect Takara will try to take it.
     
  20. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    So therefore, this be old news...
     

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