SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake (Gamespot)

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SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake (Gamespot)

Postby Ziming » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:33 am

SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sega-c ... 0-6416487/

A trademark filed earlier this week for Shenmue III has turned out to be fake.

“Sega has confirmed that the recent application for the trademark of Shenmue III is a fake and is looking into the origins of this application,” the publisher told GameSpot in a statement.

The trademark's listing within the European Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) has now been removed. The hoax was filed on Monday, and covered "computer game programs," "computer game software," and "video game discs and cartridges," among others.

The cult series, originally planned as a trilogy for the Dreamcast and left unfinished after the second game, has not been seen since the release of Shenmue II on the original Xbox in 2002.

It was revealed earlier this week that series designer Yu Suzuki will hold a post-mortem of the Dreamcast original at GDC 2014, with translation services being provided by PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny.

Shenmue III's rogue trademark filing follows a similar incident for Fallout 4, with both hot on the heels of a heavily-publicised attempt to falsely register Half-Life 3 earlier this year.
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Re: SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake (Gamespot)

Postby Peter » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:37 am

Worst. Topic. Title. To. Be. Ever. Read. From. The. Forum. Page.
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Re: SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake (Gamespot)

Postby Radar » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:45 am

FAKE should be a first word here
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Re: SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake (Gamespot)

Postby Axm » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:09 pm

Most definitive answer we've had on anything Shenmue related from Sega in a decade..
"Ya that thing? That was fake."
Thanks for the clairification Sega. Go about your business of being worthless again.
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Re: SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake (Gamespot)

Postby elfshadowreaper » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:41 pm

I'm surprised they didn't see "Shenmue" in the body of the question and instantly respond "Keep checking Sega.com"

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Re: SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake (Gamespot)

Postby BlueMue » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:54 pm

Yay! Now we can be sure that the kinda obvious fake is a fake indeed...
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Re: SEGA confirms Shenmue III trademark as fake (Gamespot)

Postby Fenix » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:03 pm

Sad.
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