Sunday, January 19, 2014
'Fighters of Capcom' Trademark Abandoned
November 2012, Capcom filed a trademark for the title Fighters of Capcom. The name could have belonged to a new crossover brawler. Or, at the least, the localized title for Japanese mobile card battling game Capcom All Stars. Today though, both possibilities have been dashed.
On January 6th, 2014, the Fighters of Capcom trademark was officially abandoned. The US Patent and Trademark Office has classified the title as "Abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued."
Of course, Capcom could revive the trademark somewhere down the line, but the fact that they let it expire suggests whatever game it belonged to is no longer on the radar. Matter of fact, Capcom are no strangers to abandoning trademarks for unreleased titles. The localized trademark for EX Troopers was dropped in January 2013, and Mega Man Universe -- the ill-fated D.I.Y Mega Man game -- expired in June 2011.
It's difficult to say if this is a major loss. After all, we never actually knew what Fighters of Capcom was. Well... that's that, I suppose. Back to dreaming of "Capcom vs. Capcom."