Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names

Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 5:10pm CDT

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Hasbro has been busy registering some familiar names with the US Government Patent and Trademark Office. Interestingly Hasbro already has all of these names registered. Check out the list below. Could these be characters/figures they plan to release soon?



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Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361939)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:17pm CDT
I like seeking Wing Saber and Vector Prime on that list. These will probably be part of the Prime or Generations line.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361946)
Posted by Megazarak on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:35pm CDT
I love Vector Prime. Happy to see him back. A lot of other cool names on that list to, so hopefully we see something come of this.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361947)
Posted by Galactic Prime on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:41pm CDT
Call him Hound, this stupid Autobot Hound Autobot Jazz crap is stupid.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361948)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:42pm CDT
I wouldn't hold my breath. Hasbro is more than likely just maintaining trademarks on names they already have.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361949)
Posted by Mkall on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:55pm CDT
Galactic Prime wrote:Call him Hound, this stupid Autobot Hound Autobot Jazz crap is stupid.

Can't be done. Hound/Jazz/Tracks etc are too common to be trademarked.

I'm not holding out hope for any immediate releases, though a classics-verse Strika would be awesome.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361951)
Posted by Kylehudson1996 on March 24th, 2012 @ 6:20pm CDT
Im thinking Nemesis Strika could be a repainted figure of the FE Voyager or PRID Optimus mold b/c of the soon-to-come clone of Optimus on the show... hmmm :-?
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361953)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2012 @ 6:27pm CDT
The names of Hound and Vector Prime make sense due to their appearances (or mentions) in Exiles. Same goes for Scattorshot, with his appearance in WFC.

Nemesis Strika is an odd one. I guess they want to use "Strika", but couldn't, and so went with the next best thing. Should she appear in fiction, she probably won't be referred to with the "Nemesis" part.

Blight and Kickback may also seem weird, but it should be noted that these were two of the names of the two Energon Bruticus Maximus tank components.

Now, Wing Saber, that's an interesting pick. Wonder what he'll entail. In this day and age, he could be anything.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361957)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on March 24th, 2012 @ 6:42pm CDT
Strika would make an interesting retool of bulkhead
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361958)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on March 24th, 2012 @ 6:44pm CDT
Hasbro might plan on using these names for the as of the moment japanese minicon exclusives
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361971)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2012 @ 7:28pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Hasbro might plan on using these names for the as of the moment japanese minicon exclusives
That would be such a waste of several good names.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361980)
Posted by griftimus prime on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:02pm CDT
could scattorshot be a toy based off of the wfc game concept? gods i hope so.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361982)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:05pm CDT
While I'm not expecting anything from it, I'd love an updated Strika and Obsidian.

welcometothedarksyde wrote:Hasbro might plan on using these names for the as of the moment japanese minicon exclusives

If that happened, "Autobot Hound" would literally be an Autobot hound. :lol:
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361990)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:44pm CDT
I know using the prefix Autobot and Decepticon on individual names is unavoidable, but it seems strange that they still have to copyright the name "Autobot Hound". Wouldn't the constant use of the faction names on most of the toys simply prevent any other company from using them as part of the name of any product?

And still I wonder who's had the name ScattErshot trademarked for the past decade. Cybertron Scattorshot/Backpack was a cool character, but I love the Technobots enough that the single letter change also being attributed to their leader bugs me more than a prefix would.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361993)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:50pm CDT
I'm calling TFP season 3 potential characters. :lol:
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361994)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:54pm CDT
I really like Hound. He's one of my favorite character and deserves more attention. That corpyright thingy is just a good sing that he will be back.

Man, I so want to see a TF Prime update of him!
And don't forget the toy!

Also, I'd love to see a MP Hound.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1361998)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2012 @ 9:12pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I really like Hound. He's one of my favorite character and deserves more attention. That corpyright thingy is just a good sing that he will be back.

Man, I so want to see a TF Prime update of him!
And don't forget the toy!
According to Exiles, he does exist. ;)
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1362021)
Posted by Rated X on March 24th, 2012 @ 10:39pm CDT
What would happen if a fan were to apply for the trademark to a forgotten Transformer name and get it ? Could I sell it to anyone legally, even Fansproject ???
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1362026)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2012 @ 10:53pm CDT
Rated X wrote:What would happen if a fan were to apply for the trademark to a forgotten Transformer name and get it ? Could I sell it to anyone legally, even Fansproject ???
What sort of name are you referring to? There are certain names they can't get because they're either already owned by somebody else or too common a name to get a legal trademark for.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1362028)
Posted by Rated X on March 24th, 2012 @ 11:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:What would happen if a fan were to apply for the trademark to a forgotten Transformer name and get it ? Could I sell it to anyone legally, even Fansproject ???
What sort of name are you referring to? There are certain names they can't get because they're either already owned by somebody else or too common a name to get a legal trademark for.



Hasbro already used "Autobot hound" in 2008. So Im guessing the copyrights expire every 4-5 years. So hypothettically, if I had inside information on the exact expiration date and submitted an application for trademark before Hasbro renewed, could I own the name "Autobot Hound" ??? And if I could own it, can I sell it to a 3rd party company ??? Imagine a 3rd party figure legally having the real name instead of something stupid like "Hegemon" or "Backfirey" ??? That would be awesome... :D
Re: Hasbro Applies for Trademarks for Several Familiar Names (1362029)
Posted by Burn on March 24th, 2012 @ 11:06pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Also, I'd love to see a MP Hound.


That's what Alternators Hound is for.

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