It takes two to strike a Take-Two Trademark Claims
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It takes two to strike a Take-Two Trademark Claims

It takes two to strike a Take-Two Trademark Claims
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It takes two to strike a Take-Two Trademark Claims

It Takes Two is one of the most popular games of 2021, and the latest co-op-focused game from Josef Fares (designer of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out) has been under fire from Take-Two. Take-Two also owns Grand Theft Auto.

It Takes Two is a story about a couple separated and then reduced their bodies to dolls by a magic book. They are forced to work together to find a way back. According to records, Hazelight, who developed It Takes Two, was forced to give up the name after the trademark claim.

A spokesperson for Hazelight stated that although they could not comment on ongoing disputes, the team was hopeful that it would be resolved.

A notice of abandonment was sent to the US Patent Office in response to Take-Two’s claim. This indicates that Hazelight had to give up their trademark, which will likely have caused haze light problems marketing and selling the game. It is not clear if the title will be changed or if there will be sequels.

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Take-Two is a notorious litigious individual who has filed numerous claims against many products and businesses. According to records from the US Patent Office, Take-Two filed claims against projects where Take-Two felt some ownership, including rockstar”, social club,” mafia, “civilization,” and others.

Take-Two will likely strike down any company using the term “rockstar” as their brand, including Florida-based ax-throwing company Rockstar Axe Throwing. They also have a long history after GTA modders or GTA-adjacent fan groups.

It Takes Two is a co-op game that features two parents who are beleaguered and a talking book about them. This game has been critically acclaimed. The massive publishing company sees it as a threat.

It is unclear how Hazelight will proceed or what this legal battle will have on It Takes Two moving forward…

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It takes two to strike a Take-Two Trademark Claims
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