Monster Energy is a target Monster Hunter for having the word “Monster” in its name. Monster Energy, which is well-known for its energy drinks and sponsorship of gaming events, has been involved in a trademark dispute with Capcom. In fact, this isn’t the only time that the company has gone after other publishers and developers for daring to put the word “Monster” in its game names.
Monster Energy requested that Ubisoft change a name for a game they had in the past
Automaton Media Japan reports that Monster Energy, the rights holder, has filed trademark registration objections against Monster Hunter and Pokemon. This is because its brand could be confused with them.
Although it may seem silly and ridiculous, Monster Energy was able to convince Ubisoft to change the game from Gods and Monsters into Immortals Feenyx Rising. These are the real consequences.
Fortunately, the Japan Patent Office isn’t having any of this, and has stated that “there is no risk of causing confusion as to the origin of the product.”
I mean, I’m not sure Monster Energy really wants to open this can of worms any further, because by the same logic, Nintendo and Capcom could argue that it’s Monster Energy that is causing the confusion here. Or perhaps any company with “Energy” in its name could go after them too. At any rate, this doesn’t exactly make me want to drink anything from Monster Energy (not that I would anyway).
Capcom has published a RE4 Remake parody of anime.
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