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Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment in a Trademark Clash Over ‘R’ Logo

Take-Two Interactive, the force behind Rockstar Games, and Remedy Entertainment, creator of Alan Wake 2, are entangled in a trademark clash over their ‘R’-centric logos. Take-Two initiated the dispute, claiming Remedy’s revamped logo, released in 2023, bears unsettling resemblance to Rockstar’s iconic ‘R’.

Remedy’s logo shift in April 2023 aimed at a ‘refreshed visual identity,’ symbolising growth beyond a single game. The former Max Payne bullet-themed logo evolved to represent Remedy’s diverse game portfolio.

Amidst this dispute, it’s noteworthy that Remedy and Rockstar are collaboratively remaking Max Payne titles. Despite the oddity, the trademark tiff persists. Both companies, integral to the gaming world, are yet to comment on the matter.

This clash adds an unexpected twist to their ongoing partnership and fuels anticipation for upcoming projects, including Grand Theft Auto 6 and Max Payne remakes. As the gaming giants navigate this trademark tangle, the industry watches closely, eager to see how it unfolds.

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Akash G Varadaraj